Taxes, Fringe Benefits and Faculty
AbstractThe growth of employee benefits in academe has closely paralleled their economy-wide growth. This study estimates a complete system describing the demand for benefits and wages using panel data on 1477 institutions of higher learning. the demand for benefits is very responsive to changes in real income and the tax price of benefits. These conclusions are robust with respect to varying definitions of the tax price, treating it as endogenous, and accounting for unmeasured individual effects on demand. Simulations suggest that the Tax Reform Act of 1986 sharply reduced the demand for benefits. Extrapolating the impact to the entire economy, the annual flow of compensation shifted away from benefits by at least $15 billion. Copyright 1992 by MIT Press.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.
Volume (Year): 74 (1992)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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Other versions of this item:
- Stephen A. Woodbury & Daniel S. Hamermesh, . "Taxes, Fringe Benefits, and Faculty," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles saw1992, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
- Daniel S. Hamermesh & Stephen A. Woodbury, 1990. "Taxes, Fringe Benefits and Faculty," NBER Working Papers 3455, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
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