An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences

@inproceedings{Iversen2000AnAT,
  title={An Asset Theory of Social Policy Preferences},
  author={Torben Iversen},
  year={2000}
}
W e present a theory of social policy preferences that emphasizes the composition of people’s skills. The key to our argument is that individuals who have made risky investments in skills will demand insurance against the possible future loss of income from those investments. Because the transferability of skills is inversely related to their specificity, workers with specific skills face a potentially long spell of unemployment or a significant decline in income in the event of job loss… CONTINUE READING
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