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Law 247-2007 Rules on social security, labour and competitiveness

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This act enhanced social security systems. Expanding a) the "ordinary" (or full) unemployment benefits, raising the duration from 7 to 8 months for workers under 50 and from 10 to 12 months for workers over 50; economic support raised from 50% to 60% of the reference salary for the first 6 months, from 40% to 50% for the next three months, and from 30% to 40% for the onward period; b) the "reduced" unemployment benefits rising from 30% to 35% of the reference salary for the first 120 days, and to 40% for the remaing days till a maximum of 180 days; c) the wage supplement (CIG: ordinary or extraordinary) raised from 80% to 100% of the reference salary, only for 2008; d) social security within agricultural workers, lowering the employers' contribution of 0,3% /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Only maesure c) is meant for 2008 only
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Expanding duration and economic contribution of unemployment benefits layouts (FUB and RUB); Extend wage support /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
    Intended target group
    Unemployed and workers within a wage guarantee program /
    Working age population
    • employment situation (Both wokers and unemployed are involved)
    Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
    • agency or national social insurance body
    • central state
    Clarification of the role of various actors
    INPS manages unemployment benefits and wage compensations /
    Intended output
    • benefit eligibility (It extended unemployment benefits eligibility and increased wage supplements)
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