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Employment and taxes

Nickell, Stephen (2004) Employment and taxes. CEPDP, 634. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017601

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Abstract

This paper considers the impact of taxation policy on market work. On the basis of the evidence, we find that a 10 percentage point rise in the tax wedge will reduce overall labour input provided via the market by around 2 per cent of the population of working age. The tax wedge is the sum of the payroll, income and consumption tax rates. This only explains a minority of the market work differentials across count ries. Much of the remainder is probably down to the differences in the social security systems supporting the unemployed, the sick and disabled and the early retired.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2004 Stephen Nickell
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 634
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2008 10:30
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19955/

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