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A Cybernetic Approach to Reduce Unemployment in Spain

Francisco Parra‐Luna (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Javier Montero de Juan (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 May 1989

Abstract

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.

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Parra‐Luna, F. and Montero de Juan, J. (1989), "A Cybernetic Approach to Reduce Unemployment in Spain", Kybernetes, Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb005830

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