A discussion concerned with the economic aspects of "social charges," defined as the costs to employers of the fringe elements of worker renumeration, namely, bonuses and gratuities, payments in kind, payment for time not worked, obligatory social security contributions, non-obligatory social security contributions, direct benefits paid to workers, and subsidies of various services for the benefit of the worker. The study is confined to the possible effects of the development of social charges are explored, and some areas for future research are indicated.
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