Sickness absence and health care in an economic federation
AbstractThis paper addresses vertical fiscal externalities in a model where the state governments provide health care and the federal government provides a sickness benefit. Both levels of government tax labor income and policy decisions affect labor income as well as participation in the labor market. The results show that the vertical externality affecting the state governments’ policy decisions can be either positive or negative depending on, among other things, the wage elasticity of labor supply and the marginal product of expenditure on health care. Moreover, it is proved that the vertical fiscal externality will not vanish by assigning all powers of taxation to the states. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
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Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
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Economic federation; Moral hazard; Vertical fiscal externalities; Sickness absence; Sickness benefits; H2; H4; H7;
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- H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- H7 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
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