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To Work or Not to Work? Estimates of Labour Supply Elasticities

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  • Zuzana Siebertova

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    (Council for Budget Responsibility)

  • Matus Senaj

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    (National Bank of Slovakia, Research Department)

  • Norbert Svarda

    ()
    (Council for Budget Responsibility)

  • Jana Valachyova

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    (Council for Budget Responsibility)

Abstract

This paper provides a microeconometric analysis of extensive margin labour supply elasticities in Slovakia. We find that a one percent increase in net wage increases the probability of economic activity by 0.263 percentage points. Taking into account tax and transfer system details valid in 2009-2011, a one percent increase in transfers decreases the semi-elasticity of labour force participation by 0.04 percentage points. These results are broadly in line with the elasticities usually reported in the literature. Our results show that low-skilled, females and the elderly are the groups that are particularly responsive to changes in taxes and transfers. Labour market policies aimed to boost employment should concentrate on increasing marginal gains to work, especially for low-educated individuals and women.

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Paper provided by Council for Budget Responsibility in its series Working Papers with number Working Paper No. 1/2014.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2014
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Handle: RePEc:cbe:wpaper:201401

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Keywords: labour supply elasticity; extensive margin; Heckman model; probit;

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