Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82525
Authors: 
Liang, Che-Yuan
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2009:8
Abstract: 
This paper extends the nonparametric method to estimate labor supply developed by Blomquist and Newey (2002) to handle cases in which there are individuals who do not work. The method is then applied to married women in Sweden from 1973 to 1999. For 1999, I find an aggregate uncompensated wage elasticity around 1 and an aggregate income elasticity around -0.05. Furthermore, marginal tax rates are beyondthe net government revenue maximizing rates. Despite large labor supply effects, the dramatic evolution of the tax system can only explain a small share of the 58 percent rise in female labor supply during this period.
Subjects: 
female labor supply
nonparametric estimation
nonlinear budget sets
tax revenues
JEL: 
C14
D31
H31
J22
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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