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Voting for Jobs: Policy Persistence and Unemployment

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  • Saint-Paul, G.

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We study, in a model with unemployment, how labour market status affects the preferences for public spending, whether in the form of a public good or subsidies. We then derive the implications for the dynamics of government expenditures, under the hypothesis of majority voting.

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Paper provided by DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) in its series DELTA Working Papers with number 96-02.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:96-02

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Keywords: VOTE; VOTING; POLITICAL ECONOMY; UNEMPLOYMENT; POLITICS;

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Cited by:
  1. John Hassler & José V. Rodríguez Mora & Kjetil Storesletten & Fabrizio Zilibotti, 1998. "Equilibrium unemployment insurance," Economics Working Papers 605, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Jun 1999.
  2. Ramon Marimon & Fabrizio Zilibotti, 1997. "Unemployment vs. Mismatch of Talents: Reconsidering Unemployment Benefits," NBER Working Papers 6038, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Anil Duman, 2010. "Risks in the labor market and social insurance preferences: Germany and the USA," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(2), pages 150-164, January.

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