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Unemployment Benefits as a Means for Optimal Redistribution
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2009 (English)In: Finanzarchiv, ISSN 0015-2218, Vol. 65, no 1, 21-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the rationale for unemployment benefits as a complement to optimal nonlinear income taxation. We find under plausible assumptions that the optimal unemployment benefits targeted at the low-skilled will be higher than the pure insurance and efficiency purposes would prescribe. The paper thus gives a theoretical justification for using unemployment benefits for redistribution.

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2009. Vol. 65, no 1, 21-36 p.
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Optimal nonlinear income taxation, Redistribution, Unemployment benefits
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132090DOI: 10.1628/001522109X444143ISI: 000266898600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132090DiVA: diva2:356879
Available from: 2010-10-14 Created: 2010-10-14 Last updated: 2010-12-29Bibliographically approved

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