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Title:Employment Effects of Payroll Taxes - An Empirical Test for Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Riphahn, Regina T.
Bauer, Thomas K.
Issue Date:1998
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 11
Abstract:This study tests to what degree the incidence of payroll taxes in Germany is on employment and whether in consequence payroll taxes, in particular social insurance contributions, are the culprit behind the growing unemployment problem. Using industry level data for 18 years (1977-1994) we estimate a system of five interdependent, dynamic factor demand equations. Various simulations indicate that the employment effects of payroll taxes are minimal.
Subjects:dynamic labor demand
payroll tax
unemployment
social insurance
JEL:H32
J32
J23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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