Insurance for Unemployment (Routledge Revivals)

Insurance for Unemployment (Routledge Revivals)

By: Michael Beenstock (author), Valerie Brasse (author)Hardback

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First published in 1986, Insurance for Unemployment proposes a radical approach to the reform of unemployment and social insurance. The book develops the ethical, economic and actuarial case for the proposed reforms, whereby the individual pays the contributions which reflect the unemployment risk that he wishes to insure. Such ideas provide a libertarian alternative to the social security systems that have been adopted by most countries in the world based on Beveridge's conception of social insurance, and the book provides an original basis for privatising unemployment insurance. Conventional acceptance of the welfare state is challenged, while the book stands as a landmark in relating market principles to issues of social policy.

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1. The Political Economy of Unemployment Insurance 2. Unemployment Insurance in Nineteenth-Century Britain 3. The Theory of Unemployment Insurance Pricing 4. Competitive Pricing of Unemployment Insurance in Britain 5. Contemporary Unemployment Insurance Policies 6. Policy Analysis

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780415682381
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780415682381
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 041568238X

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