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Rigide Arbeitsmärkte und ungleiche Einkommensverteilung: ein unlösbares Dilemma?

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  • Berthold, Norbert
  • Fehn, Rainer
  • Thode, Eric
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    The paper shows that a more flexible labor market is unequivocally necessary for a lasting and substantial reduction of unemployment. It furthermore points out that a more flexible labor market is even beneficial from a long-run distributional point of view. Hence, the key to liberalizing the labor market lies in overcoming widespread short-run distributional concerns. Increasing the short-run elasticity of labor demand with respect to the real wage by fostering venture capital markets appears to be a crucial stepping stone. --

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    Paper provided by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbes. Wirtschaftsordnung und Sozialpolitik in its series Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge with number 31.

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    Date of creation: 1999
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