Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161567
Authors: 
Amarante, Verónica
Colacce, Maira
Tenenbaum, Victoria
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/2
Abstract: 
In this paper, we analyse two specific policies that make up the National Care System, a social policy being implemented in Uruguay. Through the calibration of a static tax benefit model, we estimate the distributive impact of the expansion of childcare services and home-based care for dependent elderly, both financed through a progressive direct tax on income. We discuss the importance of identifying who benefits from these services, and show that, in the Uruguayan case, the redistributive impact is very limited. Even if the benefits are significant for individual households, the overall impact is weak because the number of beneficiaries is small.
Subjects: 
childcare
elderly care
redistribution
microsimulation
JEL: 
D31
I38
J13
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-226-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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