Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46381
Authors: 
Brett, Craig
Jacquet, Laurence
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Public Finance 3463
Abstract: 
This article explores the use of workfare as part of an optimal tax mix when labor supply responses are along the extensive margin. Particular attention is paid to the interaction between workfare and an earned income tax credit, two policies that are designed to provide additional incentives for individuals to enter the labor force. This article shows that, despite their common goal, these policies are often at odds with each other.
Subjects: 
extensive margin
optimal income taxation
workfare
JEL: 
H21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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