Adequacy of unemployment benefits and ALMP (% of total welfare of beneficiary households)

Definition: Adequacy of unemployment benefits and active labor market programs (ALMP) is measured by the total transfer amount received by the population participating in unemployment benefits and active labor market programs as a share of their total welfare. Welfare is defined as the total income or total expenditure of beneficiary households. Unemployment benefits and active labor market programs include unemployment compensation, severance pay, and early retirement due to labor market reasons, labor market services (intermediation), training (vocational, life skills, and cash for training), job rotation and job sharing, employment incentives and wage subsidies, supported employment and rehabilitation, and employment measures for the disabled. Estimates include both direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Description: The map below shows how Adequacy of unemployment benefits and ALMP (% of total welfare of beneficiary households) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Kyrgyz Republic, with a value of 47.19. The country with the lowest value in the world is Bangladesh, with a value of 0.39.

Source: ASPIRE: The Atlas of Social Protection - Indicators of Resilience and Equity, The World Bank. Data are based on national representative household surveys. (datatopics.worldbank.org/aspire/)

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual