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A model of conditional and unconditional social security in an efficiency wage economy: the economic sustainability of a basic income

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  • Groot, L.F.M.
  • Peeters, H.M.M.

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This article identifies the circumstances under which the introduction of a basic income in an efficiency-wage economy leads to the desirable effects of lower unemployment, nondecreasing real incomes and profits, and an increase of secondary- versus primary-sector wages. The model analyses show that a moderate basic income can be compatible with lower unemployment, higher GDP,higher real incomes for workers, lower income inequality between workers, but a lower real income for the (voluntary) unemployed.

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  • Groot, L.F.M. & Peeters, H.M.M., 1997. "A model of conditional and unconditional social security in an efficiency wage economy: the economic sustainability of a basic income," MPRA Paper 23594, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23594
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    1. Antonio Garofalo & R. Plasman & Concetto Paolo Vinci, 2000. "Reducing Working Time In An Efficiency Wage Economy With A Dual Labour Market," Working Papers 7_2000, D.E.S. (Department of Economic Studies), University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy.
    2. Van der Linden, Bruno, 1998. "Fighting unemployment without worsening povety: Basic income versus reductions of social security contributions," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1999028, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES), revised 00 Oct 1999.
    3. Colombino Ugo & Narazani Edlira, 2013. "Designing a Universal Income Support Mechanism for Italy: An Exploratory Tour," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 8(1), pages 1-17, July.
    4. Van der Linden, Bruno, 1999. "Active Citizen's Income, Unconditional Income and Participation under Imperfect Competition: A Normative Analysis," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1999023, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    5. Thomas Moutos & William Scarth, 2003. "Some Macroeconomic Consequences of Basic Income and Employment Subsidies," CESifo Working Paper Series 916, CESifo Group Munich.
    6. María Amparo Cruz-Saco, 2002. "A basic income policy for Peru: can it work?," Apuntes. Revista de ciencias sociales, Fondo Editorial, Universidad del Pacífico, vol. 29(51), pages 5-26.

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    Keywords

    basic income; unemployment; efficiency wage;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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