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Work, Inequality, and Public Policy (WIP)

Teams

Collaborators and scientific counsellors

 

Ravi Kanbur, professor of Economics, Cornell University

Vidar Christiansen, professor of Economics, University of Oslo

Rolf Aaberge, Statistics Norway

Extensions in optimal redistribution models
Inequalities and well-being
Multidimensional poverty, social mobility, and aversion to income fluctuations
Change, inequality and the labour market
Challenges for social, active labour market and education policies
Strategic Research

Aims

This research project will address a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a life-cycle. This information is a crucial input to government’s decision how to finance the welfare system and redistribute income while maintaining incentives to work and avoiding poverty traps. The project is divided into five strands. On the basis of new knowledge we can state what are the lessons for policies in order to reduce inequalities.

Extensions in optimal redistribution models

The consortium addresses a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a lifecycle. This information is crucial to government’s …

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Inequalities and well-being

The consortium addresses a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a lifecycle. This information is crucial to government’s …

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Multidimensional poverty, social mobility and aversion to income fluctuations

The consortium addresses a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a lifecycle. This information is crucial to government’s …

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Change, inequality and the labour market

The consortium addresses a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a lifecycle. This information is crucial to government’s …

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Challenges for social, active labour market and education policies

The consortium addresses a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a lifecycle. This information is crucial to government’s …

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Work, Inequality, and Public Policy (WIP)

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Kassalinja vaiko yleinen ja yhtäläinen työttömyysvakuutus

Sosiaaliministeri Pirkko Mattila on asettanut Mauri Kotamäen muodostaman yhden miehen työryhmän selvittämään yleisen työttömyysvakuutuksen aikaansaamista Suomessa. Ajatus on saanut sekä varovaista poliittista hyväksyntää että vastustusta, joka on tullut ennen muuta …

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Pakollinen työttömyysvakuutus auttaisi heikompiosaisia

Keskustelu ansiosidonnaisen työttömyysturvan kehittämisestä käy kuumana. Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö on asettanut selvityshenkilön (VTT Mauri Kotamäki) arvioimaan mm. nykyisen ansioperusteisen työttömyysturvan kattavuutta. Tämä on jo kirvoittanut paljon keskustelua sosiaalisessa mediassa. Tässä …

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