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Variable labor effort, involuntary unemployment, and effective demand

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  • Mason, Patrick L.

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The paper theoretically examines the relationship between variable labor effort (also labeled efficiency wages), effective demand, and involuntary unemployment.

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  • Mason, Patrick L., 1993. "Variable labor effort, involuntary unemployment, and effective demand," MPRA Paper 11331, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11331
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    Keywords

    efficiency wage; variable labor effort; contest exchange; labor power; Post Keynesian; effective demand; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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