Hours worked: Explaining the cross-country differences through the effects of tax/benefit systems on the employment rate
AbstractIn this paper, we explain the observed lower hours worked in Central and Nordic European countries since the 80s, relative to Anglo-Saxon countries, through the effects of the tax benefit/systems on the employment rate. To this end we develop a search and matching economy `a la Pissarides that then we use as laboratory to conduct several quantitative experiences using an accounting method.
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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2008
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Aggregate hours of work; employment rate; labor taxes; consumption tax; labor market institutions; matching model;
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- E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
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