Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26408
Authors: 
Casarico, Alessandra
Sommacal, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2363
Abstract: 
This paper studies the implications of introducing child care in the human capital production function when assessing the effects of labor income taxation on growth. We develop an OLG model where formal schooling and child care enter the human capital production function as complements and we compare it with a model where only formal schooling matters for skill formation. Using a numerical analysis we find that, depending on the quality of child care services relative to parental care, the omission of child care from the technology of skills' formation can significantly bias the results related to the effects of labor income taxation on growth.
Subjects: 
Taxation
growth
human capital production function
child care
labor supply
JEL: 
J22
H31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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