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Profit sharing and relative consumption

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Mandatory profit sharing can represent a Pareto-improvement if labour supply is excessive due to relative consumption effects. Profit sharing reduces wages. If the rise in profit income keeps total income constant, there will only be a Pareto-improving substitution effect.

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  • Goerke, Laszlo, 2013. "Profit sharing and relative consumption," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 167-169.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:167-169
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.012
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    1. Goerke, Laszlo & Pannenberg, Markus, 2015. "Trade union membership and sickness absence: Evidence from a sick pay reform," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 13-25.

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    Keywords

    Labour supply; Profit sharing; Relative consumption; Status concerns;

    JEL classification:

    • D - Microeconomics
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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