Salaire minimum, emploi et productivité dans une perspective post-keynésienne
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to provide a post-keynesian analytical framework for evaluating the impact of minimum wages on employment. After describing briefly the post-keynesian macroeconomic theory of the labour market, emphasis is then placed on the critical second-round productivity effects that changes in minimum wages can have on employment. A short empirical assessment of the wage-employment-productivity link, using Canadian observations for the period 1961-88, is undertaken in the concluding section of the article. L’objectif de cet article est de présenter un cadre analytique d’inspiration post-keynésienne pour évaluer l’impact du salaire minimum sur l’emploi. Après un bref aperçu de la théorie macroéconomique post-keynésienne du marché du travail, nous examinons les effets indirects que les changements du salaire minimum peuvent avoir sur l’emploi par l’entremise de leur impact sur la productivité. Dans la conclusion, nous nous penchons brièvement sur le lien empirique salaire-emploi-productivité en utilisant des données canadiennes touchant la période 1961-88.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité économique.
Volume (Year): 67 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 (juin)
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