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Forecasting the effects of a negative income tax program

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  • Terry R. Johnson
  • John Pencavel

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This paper outlines a scheme that forecasts the change in net earnings or in hours worked that results from the introduction of a negative income tax (NIT) program. The authors illustrate this scheme by estimating labor supply functions for married men, married women, and single women who participated in the Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiments. These functions are then used to simulate the effects of several NIT programs. The findings suggest that changes in the wage rate of an individual covered by an NIT program result in important changes in the hours of work of the individual's spouse. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 35 (1982)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 221-234

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:35:y:1982:i:2:p:221-234

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  1. David Card & Stefano DellaVigna & Ulrike Malmendier, 2011. "The Role of Theory in Field Experiments," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 25(3), pages 39-62, Summer.
  2. Mery Ferrando & Cristian Pérez & Gonzalo Salas, 2010. "Impuestos negativos a la renta en Uruguay: ¿una política redistributiva alternativa?," Documentos de Trabajo basados en Monografías (students working papers) 10-02, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  3. Petra E. TODD & Kenneth I. WOLPIN, 2008. "Ex Ante Evaluation of Social Programs," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 91-92, pages 263-291.

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