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Good Jobs, Bad Jobs and Redistribution

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  • Lommerud, K.E.
  • Sandvik, B.
  • Straume, O.R.

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We analyse the question of optimal taxation in a dual economy, when the government is concerned about the distribution of labour incom. Income inequality is caused by the presence of sunk capital investments, which creates a 'good jobs' sector due to the capture of quasi-rents by trade unions.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 1401.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:1401

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Keywords: LABOUR MARKET ; TAXATION ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

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  1. Kessing, Sebastian G. & Konrad, Kai A., 2006. "Union strategy and optimal direct taxation," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(1-2), pages 393-402, January.
  2. Silvia Rocha-Akis, 2012. "The Pain and Gain of Offshoring: The Effects of Tax Progression in a Segmented Labour Market," CESifo Working Paper Series 3739, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Jörg Lingens & Klaus Wälde, 2006. "Pareto-Improving Unemployment Policies," CESifo Working Paper Series 1807, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Merkl, Christian & Snower, Dennis J., 2008. "Escaping the unemployment trap: The case of East Germany," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 542-556, December.
  5. Pascal Belan & Martine Carré & Stéphane Gregoir, 2007. "Subsidizing low-skilled jobs in a dual labor market," THEMA Working Papers 2007-17, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
  6. Marco de Pinto, 2012. "The Redistribution of Trade Gains and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Off," IAAEU Discussion Papers 201206, Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU).
  7. Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2007. "Escaping the Unemployment Trap � The Case of East Germany," Kiel Working Papers 1309, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  8. Mireia Valverde & Gerard Ryan & María Gorjup, 2007. "An Examination of the Quality of Jobs in the Call Center Industry," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 146-156, May.

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