Reducing Social Contributions for Unskilled Labor as a Way of Fighting Unemployment: An Empirical Evaluation for the Case of Spain
AbstractWe provide an empirical evaluation of the effects of a cut in social security contributions (i) for all types of labor and (ii) only for unskilled labor, within a computable generalequilibrium model simulation of the Spanish economy. The model allows firms to follow a noncompetitive price rule, and incorporates an equal-yield assumption, which means that the reduction in social security contributions is compensated with an increase in value-added tax rates, so the public-sector deficit is not affected. In addition, the labor market is assumed to follow a matching unemployment rule, which allows us to model in a simple way any frictions present in that market.
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- Óscar Bajo Rubio & Antonio Gómez Gómez-Plana, 2001. "Reducing social contributions on unskilled labour as a way of fighting unemployment: An empirical evaluation for the case of Spain," Documentos de Trabajo - Lan Gaiak Departamento de EconomÃa - Universidad PÃºblica de Navarra 0102, Departamento de Economía - Universidad Pública de Navarra.
- D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
- H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
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