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Table 1 The institutional characteristics of short-time work schemes by country

From: The role of short-time work schemes during the global financial crisis and early recovery: a cross-country analysis

  Difference of maximum and minimum permissible reduction in weekly hours Strictness of eligibility criteria Strictness of conditionality criteria Cost to employer for hours not worked STW Net replacement rate Maximum duration
   Score in % Score in % % of normal total labour cost for a single worker without children who usually earns the average wage % of the average earnings for a single worker without children Number of month
Ausfria 80 67 25 17 55 24
Belgium 100 50 13 0 70 5
Canada 40 100 0 0 61 12
Czech Republic 100 67 25 25 60 6
Denmail 60 33 13 0 61 6
Finland 75 83 25 0 51 100
France 100 67 25 39 75 13
Germany 90 100 25 8 60 24
Hungary 80 33 50 0 100 12
Ireland 60 33 25 0 31 ..
Italy 100 33 25 17 83 24
Japan 100 100 0 31 66 28
Netherlands 30 67 50 0 73 13
Norway 60 67 25 23 64 12
Poland 100 67 50 13 49 6
Portugal 100 33 33 16 72 18
Slovak Republic 96 67 0 48 73 3
Spam 67 33 50 0 61 24
  1. Not available.
  2. Strictness of eligibility requirements: Index based on the following three eligibility requirements to STW schemes: i) justification of economic need for firms; ii) social partner agreement; and iii) obligation for participating workers to be eligible for UB, which attributes a value of one-third for the presence of each eligibility requirement.
  3. Strictness of conditionality requirements: Index based on the following four conditionality requirements: i) compulsory training; ii) recovery plan; iii) no dismissal; iv) job-search requirement for employee, which attributes a value of 0.25 for the presence of each conditionality requirement.
  4. Source: Hijzen and Venn (2010). Not available.