Labour Taxation in a Unionised Economy with Home Production
AbstractThe impact of payroll taxes on unemployment and welfare are examined in a model with household production and union-firm wage bargaining. The analysis shows that unemployment typically falls as the payroll tax rate in the market sector for household substitutes (the service sector) is reduced. This holds even when the payroll tax rate in the non-service sector is raised in order to maintain a balanced government budget. Welfare improves with a reduced-service-sector payroll tax rate only if unions are equally strong and firms are equally labour intensive across the sectors. Copyright 2000 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
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Volume (Year): 102 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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Other versions of this item:
- Kolm, A.-S., 1998. "Labour Taxation in a Unionised Economy with Home Production," Papers 1998-7, Uppsala - Working Paper Series.
- Kolm, Ann-Sofie, 1998. "Labour Taxation in a Unionised Economy with Home Production," Working Paper Series 1998:7, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J58 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Public Policy
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