Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/160929
Authors: 
Sullivan, Dennis Hal
Todd, Erin L.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 257
Abstract: 
This paper presents stylized facts about the effect of children on household disposable income and its components (the 'income package') in nine OECD countries, employing data from the Luxembourg Income Study database. We find that cross-national differences in the impact of children on household disposable income are substantial and systematic. Speaking generally, we find that cross-national differences in the impact of children on disposable income are determined largely by the differences in the impact of children on household earnings, particularly women's earnings. We also find that countries with a generous fiscal treatment of households with children are also countries in which the effect of children on earnings is most negative.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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