Wohlfahrts- und Verteilungseffekte eines allgemeinen Freibetrags bei den Sozialabgaben (Welfare and distribution effects of a general fixed allowance for social insurance contributions)
Abstract"The paper simulates the labor market impact of a fixed allowance for social insurance contributions. Based on a discrete choice labor supply model estimated using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we evaluate household utility changes triggered by the reform, including behavioral responses. Directly the reform raises individual welfare throughout. However, refinancing its substantial fiscal costs through a general consumption tax reduces aggregate labor supply and household utility levels, with progressive absolute losses. A poll tax preserves the immediate positive labor supply effect, but reverses entirely the benefits from the allowance except for households in the lowest income decile." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its journal Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung – Journal for Labour Market Research.
Volume (Year): 38 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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