DP438 Perceived Constraints for Dutch Unemployment Policy

Author(s): Hugo Keuzenkamp, Frederick van der Ploeg
Publication Date: August 1990
Keyword(s): Economic Development, Netherlands, Unemployment
JEL(s): J68, O52
Programme Areas: International Macroeconomics
Link to this Page: cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=438

This paper discusses the problems the Dutch economy has experienced during the last seven years, pinpoints problems for future developments of the Dutch economy, and surveys the political-economic debate in the Netherlands. The focus is on the unemployment problem, still unsolved and therefore important for policy analysis. Several constraints for unemployment policy, internal and external, are discussed; government finance and taxation; exchange rates; the balance of payments; credit and capital availability; and constraints for investing in the future.