A cybernetic approach to reduce unemployment in Spain



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Parra-Luna, Francisco and Montero, Javier (1989) A cybernetic approach to reduce unemployment in Spain. Kybernetes, 18 (5). pp. 39-47. ISSN 0368-492X

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Official URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/eb005830


Unemployment is one of the biggest problems in modern societies. A cybernetic approach is discussed which proposes the SOSISGEM model which integrates economic with social and political variables and controls to get the best possible combination of them (some 35 variables are treated through a system of 31 equations). The model developed pinpoints ways of substantially reducing unemployment in Spain. Politically speaking, the main drawback of the model is the need to increase public expenditure in Spain, which it is believed is taboo for the right‐wing political forces. The key variable of the model is seen as a political agreement between these forces and the government.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cybernetics; Sociology; Unemployment
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Operations research
ID Code:29901
Deposited On:05 May 2015 09:16
Last Modified:18 Apr 2016 14:20

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