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Redistribution, inégalité et chômage

Abstract : This paper proposes a theoretical foundation for the empirically observed inequahty-unemployment relation. This is achieved with an overlapping generations economy in which the government applies linear taxation to redistribute wealth amongst individuals. The individuals' characteristics are not observable and the parameters of the redistribution system are chosen using the Mirrlees optimal taxation model. This kind of redistribution system creates a relation between inequaUty and unemployment. The optimal redistribution system is seen as a specific choice between inequality and unemployment. Static purchasing power can also be affected in the long run. These findings are illustrated by a numerical example.
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  • HAL Id : hal-03604469, version 1
  • SCIENCESPO : 2441/4341



Vincent Touze. Redistribution, inégalité et chômage. Economie et Prévision, Minefi - Direction de la prévision, 1999, pp.61 - 75. ⟨hal-03604469⟩



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