Workforce and Employment

How the cost of losing a job varies across different countries

Some labour markets are more efficient than others at finding work for the unemployed. Image: Unsplash/Avi Richards

Antoine Bertheau

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Copenhagen

Edoardo Maria Acabbi

Assistant Professor of Finance, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Cristina Barceló

Economist, Banco de España

Andreas Gulyas

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

Stefano Lombardi

Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research

Raffaele Saggio

Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

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Northern European workers are more likely to experience a smaller earning loss than Southern European workers Image: VOXEU
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Some workers struggle to find more employment opportunities after employment loss Image: VOXEU

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Denmark tends to have higher spending on labour market policies than Sweden, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal Image: VOXEU
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