Types of Unemployment

  • J. L. Porket
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As proposed above, neither market capitalism nor command socialism escapes unemployment. In this respect, the two types of economic system are similar. The difference between them lies in that different forms of unemployment prevail under each. At the same time, the form unemployment assumes has an impact on its visibility. The purpose of the present chapter is to substantiate this proposition which, of course, is in conflict with what the official Soviet and East European ideology contends.


Labour Market Market Capitalism Unemployment Benefit Full Employment Labour Force Participation Rate 
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  • J. L. Porket
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  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK

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