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Employment and Distributional Effects of Restricting Working Time

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  • Marimon, R.
  • Zilibotti, F.

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The authors study the employment and distributional effects of regulating (reducing) working time in a general equilibrium model with search-matching frictions.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco99/19.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco99/19

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Keywords: EMPLOYMENT ; UNEMPLOYMENT ; WAGES ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

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