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dc.contributor.authorFigari, Francescoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T14:13:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-15T14:13:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64897-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the effects of implementing a family-based and an individually-based in-work benefit in the Southern European Countries using EUROMOD, the EU-wide tax-benefit microsimulation model. In-Work Benefits (IWBs) are means-tested cash transfers given to individuals, through the tax system, conditional on their employment status. They are intended to enhance the incentives to accept work and redistribute resources to low income groups. The research confirms the presence of a trade off between the redistributive and the incentive effects of the different policies. Family-based in-work benefits are better targeted on the poorest households, in particular in Italy and Portugal. Individually-based policies lead to greater incentives to work, in particular in Italy and in Greece. Individually-based IWBs seem to be more efficient if the enhancement of the labour market participation of women in couples is of fundamental concern.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research Colchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUROMOD Working Paper EM4/09en_US
dc.subject.jelH53en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwork benefitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfiscal microsimulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordfemale labour market participationen_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerbegünstigungen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwNiedrigeinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwMikrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdeuropaen_US
dc.titleCan in-work benefits improve social inclusion in the Southern European countries?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn600747174en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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