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Employment-Friendly Welfare Policy and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Sweden and Korea

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Authors
Kwon, Illoong; Lee, Jinho
Issue Date
2016
Publisher
Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Citation
Korean Journal of Policy Studies, vol.31 no.1 pp. 133-152
Keywords
Employment-friendly welfare policyInformation asymmetrySweden
Abstract
This paper provides a simple theoretical framework for analyzing
how welfare polices can affect the incentive to work and compares the recent
welfare policy reforms of Sweden and Korea. Sweden has systematically
reformed its welfare policies in response to slowing population and economic
growth and an aging population. This paper shows that recent Swedish reforms
of tax policies and unemployment benefits bear out theoretical predictions that
such reforms will help reduce moral hazard and adverse selection problems. In
comparison, recent Korean reforms of tax policies and unemployment benefits
have focused on moral hazard problems but have largely ignored adverse selection
problems.
ISSN
1225-5017
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/98465
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