Entrepreneurship: How France used unemployment benefits to kickstart entrepreneurship

Author: Frick, Walter
Source: hbr.org (8 January 2015)
France produces fewer start-ups than the average developed nation, and has historically had a higher rate of unemployment. Critics are quick to blame both on its generous welfare state. But in 2001, the nation’s policymakers were able to boost entrepreneurship, according to a recent paper. And they did it by making welfare policies even more generous.

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