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dc.contributor.authorFigari, Francescoen_US
dc.contributor.authorImmervoll, Herwigen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Horacioen_US
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Hollyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:26Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34796-
dc.description.abstractIn spite of there being few elements of tax or cash benefit systems in developed countries that are any longer explicitly gender-biased in a discriminatory sense, it is well recognised that they have significant gender effects. To the extent that women earn less than men on average under tax-benefit systems that are progressive, there is some redistribution from men to women overall. However, an aggregate perspective is insufficient for understanding how earning opportunities and public policies affect living arrangements at the family level in general and the circumstances of men and women in particular. Arguably, it is within the household that a gendered division of labour is most relevant. It is difficult to observe how income and other resources get allocated within households. We can, however, observe the incomes brought into the household and to what extent taxes and benefits mitigate (or indeed exacerbate) any inequality of income between men and women. We explore the effects of tax and benefit systems on differences in income and in incentives to earn income between men and women within couples in a selection of the member countries of the European Union (EU) using EUROMOD, the EU tax-benefit microsimulation model. This comparative perspective allows us to establish the relative effects of different policy regimes, given the underlying characteristics of each national population, using a consistent approach and set of incidence assumptions across countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3201en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWithin-household inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtax-benefit systemsen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropeen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerbeg├╝nstigungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialtransferen_US
dc.subject.stwSimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleInequalities within couples: market incomes and the role of taxes and benefits in Europeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459343en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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