Unemployment Risks and the Origins of Unemployment Compensation

@article{Kim2010UnemploymentRA,
  title={Unemployment Risks and the Origins of Unemployment Compensation},
  author={Wonik Kim},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={57-82}
}
  • Wonik Kim
  • Published 13 January 2010
  • Economics
  • Studies in Comparative International Development
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