Agency in Family Policy: A Survey
AbstractGiven that young children are under the control of their parents, if the government has an interest in either the welfare or the productivity of the former, it has no option but to act through the latter. Parents are, in the ordinary sense of the word, the government’s agents. They are agents also in the sense of Principal-Agent theory if the parental action of concern to the government is private information. This throws doubt on some established optimal-taxation results, and gives rise to some new ones.
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optimal taxation; optimal family allowances; hidden ability to raise children; hidden educational investments; endogenous and exogenous fertility;
Other versions of this item:
- Alessandro Cigno, 2009. "Agency in family policy: a survey," CHILD Working Papers, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY wp16_09, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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