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Reducción del tiempo de trabajo y creación de empleo. Consideraciones macroeconómicas


  • Gilbert Cette

    (Banco de Francia)


Working time reduction can not constitute the miraculous solution to the problem of massive unemployment. However, in given conditions, it can constitute a palliative, the possibilities of which are without doubt significant. Fulfillment of such conditions requires incentives that would make companies and employees practice the most successful working time reduction - reorganisation forms in terms of job creation, without deteriorating external accounts and public deficits. But elaboration of simple and effective incentives is a delicate matter. This difficulty is to be underscored before taking into consideration any evaluation of the macroeconomic impact of working time reduction.

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  • Gilbert Cette, 1996. "Reducción del tiempo de trabajo y creación de empleo. Consideraciones macroeconómicas," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 34(01), pages 30-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:1996102

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    Política de empleo; reducción del tiempo de trabajo;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply


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