IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/aea/aecrev/v84y1994i2p59-64.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Wage Distribution and Unemployment: The French Experience

Author

Listed:
  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul

Abstract

The increase in unemployment in Europe is often traced, at least partially, to the existence of some rigidities in the labor market. It is common wisdom that wage inflexibilitya nd labor-marketin stitutionsi ncrease the cost in terms of unemployment of adapting to shocks. In particular, minimum- wage legislation is seen to have an important responsibility in countries where it is binding. Such legislation may have at least two, non-mutually-exclusivee,f fects. It may prevent wage distribution from adjusting, counteracting an increase in wage inequality, and/or it may lead to mounting unemployment in the low-skill segment of the labor market (...).
(This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)

Suggested Citation

  • Fitoussi, Jean-Paul, 1994. "Wage Distribution and Unemployment: The French Experience," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(2), pages 59-64, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:84:y:1994:i:2:p:59-64
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%28199405%2984%3A2%3C59%3AWDAUTF%3E2.0.CO%3B2-O&origin=repec
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version below or search for a different version of it.

    Other versions of this item:

    Citations

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


    Cited by:

    1. Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2006. "Macroeconomic Policies and Institutions," 'Angelo Costa' Lectures Serie, SIPI Spa, issue Lect. VII.
    2. Henri Sterdyniak & Pierre Villa & Département analyse et prévision de l'OFCE, 1998. "Pour une réforme du financement de la Sécurité sociale," Revue de l'OFCE, Programme National Persée, vol. 67(1), pages 155-205.
    3. Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2000. "Allégements des charges sur les bas salaires," Revue de l'OFCE, Programme National Persée, vol. 74(1), pages 33-51.
    4. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/5281 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2007. "Le rôle des institutions et des normes sociales dans la détermination des politiques économiques," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 109-124.
    6. Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2005. "Politiche macroeconomiche e istituzioni : lezione 'Angelo Costa'," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/4601, Sciences Po.
    7. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/4601 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/5639 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:84:y:1994:i:2:p:59-64. 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: (Michael P. Albert). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/aeaaaea.html .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.