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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 24–25.
Published: 01 March 2017
... World Policy Journal explores the correlation in France between support for the far-right National Front and the unemployment rate. Copyright © 2017 World Policy Institute 2017 MAP ROOM C’EST L’ÉCONOMIE, STUPIDE? World Policy Journal explores the correlation in France between support for...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (1): 72–81.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Peter Marber Simple unemployment numbers may have been informative in the past, but societies have changed dramatically since 1980. Automation and globalization have eliminated many American factory jobs and are even eliminating others in places like China, which are losing out to lower cost...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 7–11.
Published: 01 June 2013
... when the global financial crisis erupted in September 2008. While the employment free fall paused during 2010-2011, it has gathered momentum ever since. Over the past six months alone, unemployment has grown by 2.5 million people. Though the trends are worse in southern European countries and parts of...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (1): 52–59.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Petra's are still the exception. But for others, the duration of their unemployment is creating a similar sense of desperation. By the end of 2010, 2.2 million people had been looking for a job for more than a year. Half of those have been jobless for more than two years. The crisis is corroding the very...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 30–31.
Published: 01 March 2017
... package drove unemployment rates to record highs. 2007 2015 FINNS PARTY 4% SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC 16...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (1): 3–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 29. Half live in poverty, with unemployment reaching 25 percent. They represent an enormous unused and untapped potential. Most youths enter the market unprepared for the skills required in a constantly changing labor market. They end up in unproductive jobs that fail to meet their aspirations for...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2013
... jobs. Africa’s workforce, young and growing quickly, will be the world’s largest by 2035. Unemployment stands at just 9 percent, but two-thirds of the labor force are in vulnerable, non-wage-paying jobs. Stable employment is being created too slowly to absorb the 122 million new workers expected...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 87–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Cesar Pics Brussels—High unemployment, bleak economic outlook, high public and private debts, dysfunctional banks, weak competitiveness, and an unfavorable external environment are just a few of the challenges facing southern members of the euro zone. Despite these hurdles, the ever-optimistic...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 68–72.
Published: 01 December 2016
... all of Europe, but Greece suffered the worst. The country’s economy contracted by a quarter from 2008 to 2014, youth unemployment rates spiraled to upward of 50 percent, and, without control over its currency, Athens nearly defaulted on its debts. Only an EU bailout prevented economic disaster, but it...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 December 2014
... recent elections of xenophobic party Sverigedemokraterna, the Swedish Democrats, puts it in a position of playing a key role in a precarious balance of power. Youth unemployment is high. At the same time increased consumption has placed Sweden on a top-10 list of worst countries when it comes to the...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 119–124.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Consumer confidence is near all-time highs and, as of August, unemployment was 8.8 percent, below the EU average. The government has succeeded in paying off its debts while meeting the left-wing demand to resist austerity. But at the same time, European socialist leaders are starting to grasp that...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2017
... over the last 10 years. At 29.5 percent in 2015, it still ranks below the United Kingdom’s rate of 36 percent and the United States’ 48 percent (the closer to zero, the more equal a society). For decades, the country has struggled with unemployment. Though the official rate has hovered around 10...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 79–86.
Published: 01 December 2013
... government. Now, with rising instability in the form of Al Qaeda cells skirmishing with the military, political stalemate, street violence, and still massive unemployment, growing numbers of Tunisians have begun turning to the police to protect the nation’s fractured peace—renewing faith in local security...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 18 (4): 35–44.
Published: 01 December 2002
... ensuing civil war. These fears proved un­ Europe’s highest unemployment rate. founded and unwarranted. The long reign of the Socialists in the post-transition period Explaining Success under the leadership of Felipe González It is tempting to attribute democracy’s suc­ (1982-96) is credited with...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 35–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
... war against older generations’ privileges, is thus far shying away from cutting pensions. This is probably because the political cost would be too high to bear for the government. Moreover, amid Italy’s record-high unemployment, which still scarcely rivals such basket cases as Spain, Italy’s...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Australia is unique, at least in economic terms, among the world’s developed nations. Unemployment hovers around 5.2 percent, three percentage points below the United States and far below most of Europe. That’s largely because of an all but unprecedented resource boom. The Australian dollar is as strong as...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 74–84.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and enforced by a centralized european authority, this could guarantee crucial social services . Even more ominously, the high unemployment rate, push for early retirement, and citizens’ shrinking ability to pay for private medical care have combined to put a huge weight on the state health and...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 106–115.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Pakistan’s youth alone would comprise the world’s 12th most populous nation. Dismal economic growth over the past three years (barely 3.2 percent per year) has intensified poverty and slowed development. The need has never been greater to invest in a more prosperous, educated future. Youth unemployment...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (1): 94–100.
Published: 01 March 2001
... racked up double-digit unemployment fig­ state. As in France or the Netherlands, the ures, German voters simply opted for a racial diversity on the streets of Munich or change at the top. Business as usual, but Hamburg will one day be reflected on the more business. Even within the parties there...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., quantitative easing by the European Central Bank, as well as huge tourist events such as the Expo and the Catholic Holy Year. Still, Italy remains plagued by unprecedented youth unemployment, combined with the strong and largely uncontrolled inflow of illegal immigrants and a growing sense of insecurity among...