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Social Protection in a Matching Model: The Case of Basic Income

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Faced with increasing poverty and the relative inefficiency of their redistribution systems, many countries are turning to new instruments of social policy. Many economists found there an opportunity to present the mechanism of basic income as the new way forward by the modern social protection. We show that, in a matching model with differentiation agents, the introduction of the basic income has no effect on the balance of the labor market.

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S. Amine and P. Santos, "Social Protection in a Matching Model: The Case of Basic Income," Theoretical Economics Letters, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 26-30. doi: 10.4236/tel.2012.21005.

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