Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets, and the Poor

32 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2006

See all articles by Mario I. Blejer

Mario I. Blejer

Central Bank of Argentina

Ke-young Chu

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department

Date Written: July 1990

Abstract

In designing policy measures, including possible social safety nets, targeted to the poor, it is important to fully understand the efficiency implications of these measures. There is abundant macroeconomic literature on their negative effects on the poor`s work effort. The literature, however, does not adequately recognize the positive effects of these measures on improved nutrition and health of the poor or on aggregate supply. This paper presents an analytical framework to trace both the positive efficiency implications, as well as the resource (or cost) implications of such policies.

JEL Classification: 0820, 0914

Suggested Citation

Blejer, Mario I. and Chu, Ke-young, Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets, and the Poor (July 1990). IMF Working Paper No. 90/62, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=884893

Mario I. Blejer (Contact Author)

Central Bank of Argentina

Reconquista 266
Edificio Central, piso 7
Buenos Aires, 1003
Argentina

Ke-young Chu

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department ( email )

700 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
29
Abstract Views
466
PlumX Metrics