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Taxes, Social Subsidies and the Allocation of Work Time

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  • Ngai, Liwa Rachel
  • Pissarides, Christopher

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We examine the allocation of hours of work across industrial sectors in OECD countries. We find large disparities across three sector groups, one that produces goods without home substitutes, and two others that have home substitutes but treated differently by welfare policy. We attribute the disparities to the countries' tax and subsidy policies. High taxation substantially reduces hours in sectors that have close home substitutes but less so in other sectors. Subsidies increase hours in the subsidized sectors that have home substitutes. We compute these policy effects for nineteen OECD countries.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8328.

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Keywords: allocation of time; home production; multisector model; social subsidies; tax wedge;

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  1. Olivetti, Claudia & Petrongolo, Barbara, 2011. "Gender Gaps across Countries and Skills: Supply, Demand and the Industry Structure," IZA Discussion Papers 5935, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Claudia Olivetti & Barbara Petrongolo, . "Gender gaps across countries and skills: Demand, supply and the industry structure," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Ragan, Kelly S., 2013. "Quantitative evidence on the welfare effects of home sector fiscal policy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), pages 400-403.
  4. Mark A. Aguiar & Erik Hurst & Loukas Karabarbounis, 2011. "Time Use During Recessions," NBER Working Papers 17259, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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