IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Redistribution, inégalité et chômage

Listed author(s):
  • Vincent Touzé

[fre] Redistribution, inégalité et chômage par Vincent Touzé L'objet de cet article est de proposer un fondement théorique de la relation inégalité-chômage mise en évidence de façon empirique. Pour ce faire, on utilise une économie à générations imbriquées dans laquelle l'État redistribue les richesses entre les individus à l' aide d' une taxation linéaire. Les caractéristiques des individus ne sont pas observables et les paramètres du système de redistribution sont choisis au moyen du modèle de taxation optimale de Mirrlees. Un tel système de redistribution engendre une relation entre inégalité et chômage. Le problème de la redistribution optimale s'envisage comme un arbitrage particulier entre inégalité et chômage. A long terme, l'impact sur le pouvoir d'achat stationnaire peut aussi intervenir. Ces résultats sont illustrés à l'aide d'un exemple numérique. [eng] Redistribution, Inequality and Unemployment by Vincent Touzé This paper proposes a theoretical foundation for the empirically observed inequahty-unemployment relation. This is achieved with an overlapping generations economy in which the government applies linear taxation to redistribute wealth amongst individuals. The individuals' characteristics are not observable and the parameters of the redistribution system are chosen using the Mirrlees optimal taxation model. This kind of redistribution system creates a relation between inequaUty and unemployment. The optimal redistribution system is seen as a specific choice between inequality and unemployment. Static purchasing power can also be affected in the long run. These findings are illustrated by a numerical example.

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:
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Économie & prévision.

Volume (Year): 138 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 61-75

in new window

Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1999_num_138_2_5959
Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1999.5959
Contact details of provider: Web page:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

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

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1999_num_138_2_5959. 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: (Equipe PERSEE)

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.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.