Joan Robinson et la politique de l'emploi, d'hier à aujourd'hui

Par Andrée Kartchevsky, Muriel Maillefert

Joan Robinson and the employment policy, from yesterday to today

The employment policy is for Joan Robinson a mean to improve the employment adjustment. The unemployment dole reduces the disguised unemployment and, through the revenue obtained by the unemployed person (stimulation of the effective demand), contributes to the production increase. According to this logic, the economist proposes concrete measures: reduction of the working time, education and training, subsidies... The authors of this article show how Joan Robinson's thought relative to labour and employment is strongly influenced by the problems faced by the British economy during the period of the Great Crisis and during the reconstruction

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