Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76629
Authors: 
Nickell, Stephen
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1109
Abstract: 
This paper considers the impact of taxation policy on market work. On the basis of the evidence, we find that a 10 percentage point rise in the tax wedge will reduce overall labour input provided via the market by around 2 per cent of the population of working age. The tax wedge is the sum of the payroll, income and consumption tax rates. This only explains a minority of the market work differentials across countries. Much of the remainder is probably down to the differences in the social security systems supporting the unemployed, the sick and disabled and the early retired.
Subjects: 
employment
taxation
labour supply
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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