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dc.contributor.authorBargain, Olivieren_US
dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Kristianen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeichl, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T14:12:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-15T14:12:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64888-
dc.description.abstractDespite numerous studies on labor supply, the size of elasticities is rarely comparable across countries. In this paper, we suggest the first large-scale international comparison of elasticities, while netting out possible differences due to methods, data selection and the period of investigation. We rely on comparable data for 17 European countries and the US, a common empirical approach and a complete simulation of tax-benefit policies affecting household budgets. We find that wage-elasticities are small and vary less across countries than previously thought, e.g., between .2 and .6 for married women. Results are robust to several modelling assumptions. We show that differences in tax-benefit systems or demographic compositions explain little of the cross-country variation, leaving room for other interpretations, notably in terms of heterogeneous work preferences. We derive important implications for research on optimal taxation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research Colchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUROMOD Working Paper EM1/11en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelC52en_US
dc.subject.jelH31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold labor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordelasticityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtaxationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropeen_US
dc.subject.keywordUSen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwElastizitäten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSteueren_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.titleLabor supply elasticities in Europe and the USen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn664254349en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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