Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Child policy solutions for the unemployment problem

Contents:

Author Info

  • Luciano Fanti
  • Luca Gori

Abstract

Unemployment and population ageing are probably two of the most important concerns in developed countries. Since reforming labour markets is high on the political agenda, a theoretical knowledge of the possible long-run interaction between unemployment and the childcare system may be highly valuable. Applying a fairly standard OLG model with endogenous fertility and minimum wages, we show that a child tax (rather than the more conventional child subsidy) can be used as an instrument (1) to promote population growth and (2) to reduce unemployment and, in particular, to restore the full employment equilibrium.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.dse.ec.unipi.it/fileadmin/pdf/2009-76.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy in its series Discussion Papers with number 2009/76.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2009
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:pie:dsedps:2009/76

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Via Cosimo Ridolfi, 10 - 56124 PISA
Phone: +39 050 22 16 466
Fax: +39 050 22 16 384
Email:
Web page: http://www.dse.ec.unipi.it
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Child Tax; Fertility; OLG model; Unemployment;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Eckstein, Zvi & Wolpin, Kenneth I., 1985. "Endogenous fertility and optimal population size," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 93-106, June.
  2. Irmen, Andreas & Wigger, Berthold, 2001. "Trade Union Objectives and Economic Growth," CEPR Discussion Papers 3027, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Davide Fiaschi & Pier Mario Pacini, 2003. "Growth and coalition formation," Discussion Papers 2003/13, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  4. Davide Fiaschi & Andrea Mario Lavezzi, 2003. "Nonlinear Economic Growth: Some Theory and Cross-Country Evidence," Discussion Papers 2003/14, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  5. Fabrizio Bulckaen & Marco Stampini, 2004. "Commodity Tax Reforms In A Many Consumers Economy: A Viable Decision-Making Procedure," Discussion Papers 2004/44, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  6. Alga Foschi, 2004. "Politiques communautaires de soutien au short sea shipping (SSS)," Discussion Papers 2004/48, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  7. Andrea Mario Lavezzi, 2003. "Complex Dyanmics in a Simple Model of Economic Specialization," Computing in Economics and Finance 2003 170, Society for Computational Economics.
  8. Nicola Meccheri, 2003. "Performance-related-pay nel pubblico impiego: un'analisi economica," Discussion Papers 2003/3, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  9. Galor, Oded & Weil, David N, 1996. "The Gender Gap, Fertility, and Growth," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(3), pages 374-87, June.
  10. Alga D. Foschi, 2006. "La concentrazione industriale per i sistemi di trasporto sostenibile," Discussion Papers 2006/64, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  11. Giuseppe Freni & Fausto Gozzi & Neri Salvadori, 2006. "Existence of optimal strategies in linear multisector models," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 25-48, September.
  12. Alga Foschi, 2004. "Industria portuale marittima e sviluppo economico negli Stati Uniti," Discussion Papers 2004/26, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  13. Lorenzo Corsini, 2006. "Firms' Entry, Imperfect Competition and Regulation," Discussion Papers 2006/57, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  14. Junsen Zhang & Junxi Zhang, 1998. "Social Security, Intergenerational Transfers, and Endogenous Growth," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 31(5), pages 1225-1241, November.
  15. Daveri, Francesco & Tabellini, Guido, 1997. "Unemployment, Growth and Taxation in Industrial Countries," CEPR Discussion Papers 1681, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  16. Bas van Groezen & Lex Meijdam, 2004. "Growing Old and Staying Young: Population Policy in an Ageing Closed Economy," Working Papers 04-28, Utrecht School of Economics.
  17. Patricia Apps & Ray Rees, 2004. "Fertility, Taxation and Family Policy," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 106(4), pages 745-763, December.
  18. Corneo, Giacomo & Marquardt, Marko, 2000. "Public pensions, unemployment insurance, and growth," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 75(2), pages 293-311, February.
  19. Mario Morroni, 2006. "Complementarities among capability, transaction and scale-scope considerations in determining organisational boundaries," Discussion Papers 2006/58, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  20. Tommaso Luzzati & Alessandro Franco, 2004. "Idrogeno, fonti rinnovabili ed eco-efficienza. Quale approccio alla questione energetica?," Discussion Papers 2004/45, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  21. Alga Foschi, 2005. "Lo shipping, la cantieristica ed i porti nellindustria marittima," Discussion Papers 2005/53, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  22. Luciano fanti & Luca Spataro, 2004. "Dynamic inefficiency, public debt and endogenous fertility," Discussion Papers 2004/38, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  23. Akos Dombi, 2006. "Scale Effects in Idea-Based Growth Models: a Critical Survey," Discussion Papers 2006/60, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  24. Momota, Michiko, 2000. "The gender gap, fertility, subsidies and growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 69(3), pages 401-405, December.
  25. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2008. "Neoclassical Economic Growth and Lifetime Welfare in a Simple OLG Model with Unions," Discussion Papers 2008/71, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  26. Alga D. Foschi & Xavier Peraldi & Michel Rombaldi, 2005. "Inter-island Links in Mediterranean Short Sea Shipping Networks," Discussion Papers 2005/52, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  27. Nicola Meccheri, 2004. "Wages Behaviour and Unemployment in Keynes and New Keynesians Views. A Comparison," Discussion Papers 2004/41, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  28. Davide Fiaschi & Andrea Mario Lavezzi, . "On the Determinants of Growth Volatility: a Nonparametric Approach," Discussion Papers 2003/25, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  29. Gaetano Alfredo Minerva, 2004. "How Do Cost (or Demand) Asymmetries and Competitive Pressure Shape Trade Patterns and Location?," Discussion Papers 2004/40, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  30. Luciano Fanti & Luca Spataro, 2008. "Poverty traps and intergenerational transfers," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 15(6), pages 693-711, December.
  31. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2008. "‘Backyard’ technology and regulated wages in a neoclassical OLG growth model," Discussion Papers 2008/74, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  32. Luciano fanti & Luca Spataro, 2004. "Welfare implications of national debt in a OLG model with endogenous fertility," Discussion Papers 2004/35, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  33. Maurizio Lisciandra, 2007. "The Role of Reciprocating Behaviour in Contract Choice," Discussion Papers 2008/65, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  34. Mario Morroni, 2006. "Innovative activity, substantive uncertainty and the theory of the firm," Discussion Papers 2006/59, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  35. Meccheri, Nicola, 2009. "A note on noncompetes, bargaining and training by firms," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(3), pages 198-200, March.
  36. Luciano Fanti & Luca Spataro, 2007. "Economic Growth and Welfare in a Simple Neoclassical OLG Model with Minimum Wage and Consumption Taxes support," Discussion Papers 2007/67, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  37. Carlo Brambilla & Giandomenico Piluso, 2008. "Italian investment and merchant banking up to 1914: Hybridising international models and practices," Discussion Papers 2008/7, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  38. Marco Guerrazzi, 2005. "Notes on Continuous Dynamic Models: the Benhabib-Farmer Condition for Indeterminacy," Discussion Papers 2008/54, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  39. Lorenzo Corsini & Marco Guerrazzi, 2004. "Searching for Long Run Equilibrium Relationships in the Italian Labour Market: a Cointegrated VAR Approach," Discussion Papers 2004/43, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  40. Alga Foschi, 2004. "The coast port industry in the USA: a key factor in the process of economic growth," Discussion Papers 2004/46, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  41. Luciano Fanti & Luca Spataro, 2004. "Endogenous labor supply and Diamond's (1965) model: a reconsideration of the debt role," Discussion Papers 2003/22, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  42. Gaetano Alfredo Minerva, . "Location and Horizontal Differentiation under Duopoly with Marshallian Externalities," Discussion Papers 2003/10, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  43. van Groezen, Bas & Leers, Theo & Meijdam, Lex, 2003. "Social security and endogenous fertility: pensions and child allowances as siamese twins," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(2), pages 233-251, February.
  44. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2008. "Fertility and regulated wages in an OLG model of neoclassical growth: Pensions and old age support," Discussion Papers 2008/70, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  45. Tamara Fioroni, 2006. "Life Expectancy, Health Spending and Saving," Discussion Papers 2006/62, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  46. Alga Foschi, 2004. "A cost-transit time choice model: monomodality vs. intermodality," Discussion Papers 2004/47, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  47. Mariti Paolo, 2004. "Costi di transazione e sviluppi dell'economia d'impresa," L'industria, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 4, pages 755-782.
  48. Marco Guerrazzi, 2004. "Intertemporal Preferences, Distributive Shares, and Local Dynamics," Discussion Papers 2004/49, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  49. Lorenzo Corsini & Elisabetta Olivieri, 2008. "Technological Change and the Wage Differential between Skilled and Unskilled Workers: Evidence from Italy," Discussion Papers 2008/73, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  50. Davide Fiaschi, 2003. "Fiscal policy and welfare in an endogenous growth model with heterogeneous endowments," Discussion Papers 2003/18, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  51. Alga Foschi, . "The maritime container transport structure in the mediterranean and italy," Discussion Papers 2003/24, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2009. "Endogenous lifetime in an overlapping generations small open economy," Discussion Papers 2009/92, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  2. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2012. "Public Expenditure on Health and Private Old-Age Insurance in an OLG Growth Model with Endogenous Fertility: Chaotic Dynamics Under Perfect Foresight," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 40(4), pages 333-353, December.
  3. Fanti, Luciano & Gori, Luca, 2012. "A note on endogenous fertility, child allowances and poverty traps," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 722-726.
  4. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2009. "Longevity, fertility and PAYG pension systems sustainability," Discussion Papers 2009/77, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  5. Fanti, Luciano & Gori, Luca, 2010. "On economic growth and minimum wages," MPRA Paper 25842, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Manuela Gussoni - Andrea Mangani, 2009. "The impact of public funding for innovation on firms' R&D investments: Do R&D cooperation and appropriability matter?," Discussion Papers 2009/90, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  7. Luca Gori, 2009. "Endogenous fertility, family policy and multiple equilibria," Discussion Papers 2009/79, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  8. Luciano Fanti & Luca Gori, 2009. "Endogenous fertility, endogenous lifetime and economic growth: the role of health and child policies," Discussion Papers 2009/91, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pie:dsedps:2009/76. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.