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dc.contributor.authorBargain, Olivieren_US
dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Kristianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:07:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33190-
dc.description.abstractSocial assistance and inactivity traps have long been considered amongst the main causes of the poor employment performance of EU countries. The success of New Labour has triggered a growing interest in instruments capable of combining the promotion of responsibility and self-sufficiency with solidarity with less skilled workers. Making-work-pay (MWP) policies, consisting of transfers to households with low earning capacity, have quickly emerged as the most politically acceptable instruments in tax-benefit reforms of many Anglo Saxon countries. This chapter explores the impact of introducing the British Working Families' Tax Credit in three EU countries with rather different labor market and welfare institutions: Finland, France and Germany. Simulating the reform reveals that, while first round effects on income distribution is considerable, the interaction of the new instrument with the structural characteristics of the economy and the population may lead to counterproductive second round effects (i.e. changes in economic behavior). The implementation of the reform, in this case, could only be justified if the social inclusion (i.e. transition into activity) of some specific household types (singles and single mothers) is valued more than a rise in the employment per se.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2025en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelC52en_US
dc.subject.jelH31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtax-benefit systemsen_US
dc.subject.keywordin-work benefitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold labor supplyen_US
dc.titleBeans for breakfast? How exportable is the British workfare model?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn509753787en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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