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The distinction between the young and the elderly within low and high wage earning employment in HERMES, the FPB's medium-term macroeconomic model, enables the assessment of both age and wage related labour cost reducing policies. The age structure of salaried employment in each branch of activity is embedded in a three-stage mechanism. First, aggregate demand and the relative cost of labour to capital determine salaried employment. Next, relative wages allocate employment among three major labour categories: low-paid jobs, high-paid jobs and special-employment programmes. Finally, within each labour category relative wages allocate employment between the young (aged less than fifty) and the elderly (aged fifty or more).
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Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs [C8]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > Employment; Unemployment; Wages [E24]
Labor and Demographic Economics > Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination > Employment Determination; Demand for Labor; Self-employment [J23]