Table 1

Trends in unemployment advantage 1991-2002*
Countries Trends in Unemployment Advantage (1991–2002) Mean + SD r P
1991 1995 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Sweden 1 3.7 2.8 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.2 2.04 + 0.94 −0.120 0.798
France 2.2 1.8 2.2 2.3 2 1.5 1 1.85 + 0.46 −0.557 0.194
Canada 1.6 1.4 1.9 1.5 1.2 1 1.1 1.38 + 0.31 −0.570 0.184
Belgium 2.7 3 2.5 1.8 1.9 1.7 . 2.17 + 0.55 −0.055 0.907
Finland 3 5.9 3.6 3.7 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.67 + 1.01 −0.278 0.545
United States 2.6 1.6 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.9 1.65 + 0.48 −0.690 0.087
Italy 1.1 −0.4 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.37 + 0.46 −0.189 0.685
Luxembourg . . . 0 0.3 −0.3 −0.6 −0.15 + 0.38 −0.800 0.200
Denmark 3.4 4.2 0.9 0.7 0.9 −0.2 −0.4 1.35 + 1.76 −0.892 0.007
Hungary . . 3.3 3.3 3 2.4 2.1 2.82 + 0.54 −0.957 0.010
UnitedKingdom 2.5 2.8 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.90 + 0.57 −0.860 0.011
Australia 1.9 1.5 1.8 1.3 0.6 1.2 0.7 1.28 + 0.50 −0.772 0.042
Portugal 2.3 2.3 1.7 1 0.5 0.3 0.1 1.17 + 0.93 −0.920 0.003
Norway 1.9 1.2 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.91 + 0.50 −0.920 0.003
Turkey 2.4 2.2 0.6 1.5 0.6 1.2 −0.2 1.18 + 0.93 −0.836 0.019
Ireland 1.5 1.8 0.7 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.6 1.01 + 0.51 −0.775 0.041
Mexico 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4 0. 2. 0.40 + 0.22 −0.919 0.010
Spain 2 2 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 1.02 + 0.66 −0.883 0.008
Netherlands 2.3 0.2 . 0.4 0.1 0.3 −0.1 0.53 + 0.88 −0.843 0.035
New Zealand 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.4 −0.1 0 −0.1 0.31 + 0.63 −0.848 0.016
Greece −0.8 2.3 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.4 . 1.23 + 1.05 0.627 0.182
Austria 1 0.5 1.1 0.9 0.9 1 1.1 0.92 + 0.20 0.338 0.458
Korea −0.8 −0.5 0.9 0.8 0.1 −0.2 −0.4 −0.01 + 0.65 0.394 0.382
Switzerland 0 0.5 −0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 −0.1 0.20 + 0.33 0.118 0.801
Iceland . 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.9 . 0.60 + 0.25 0.809 0.097
Poland 6.3 4.9 5.6 6.9 7.8 8.2 . 6.61 + 1.27 0.624 0.185
Slovak Republic . 5.6 4.2 6.1 7.7 8.3 8.5 6.73 + 1.70 0.776 0.070
Japan . 0.4 0.7 0.7 1.1 0.9 . 0.76 + 0.26 0.883 0.047
Germany 0.8 1.8 3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3 2.30 + 0.77 0.908 0.005
Czech Republic . 1.2 2 2.9 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.58 + 0.81 0.887 0.018
Mean + SD 1.69 + 0.23 1.81 + 0.36 1.37 + 0.23 1.30 + 0.19 1.05 + 0.19 1.00 + 0.19 0.81 + 0.23
95 % CI [1.19 - 2.18] [1.05 - 2.57] [0.87 - 1.87] [0.88 - 1.72] [0.64 - 1.47] [0.59 - 1.40] [0.32 - 1.30]

*Table adapted from Hase [4].

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