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13:00 - 14:00 23 May 2013

Tax and Transfer Policies and the Female Labor Supply in the EU


Ricardo Lecture Theatre | Drayton House (link Map)
30 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Klara Kaliskova, CERGE-EI Prague

The growing literature on the differences in the tax-transfer treatment of men vs. women suggests that effective tax rates on secondary earners (women) are inefficiently high in many countries. However, female labor supply consequences of these high effective tax rates are unknown. This study aims to fill in the gap in the literature by conducting a comprehensive analysis of the effect of participation tax rates on the participation decisions of individual women. Microsimulation model EUROMOD is used to simulate individual specific participation tax rates in the EU-27 countries. The causal effect of taxes and benefits is estimated by instrumenting the participation tax rate with a behaviorally neutral measure for a random representative sample drawn from the whole EU population using the method of Cutler and Gruber (1996).


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