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A Structural Approach to Estimating the Effect of Taxation on the Labor Market Dynamics of Older Workers

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  • Haan, Peter

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    (DIW Berlin)

  • Prowse, Victoria L.

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    (Cornell University)

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We estimate a dynamic structural life-cycle model of employment, non-employment and retirement that includes endogenous accumulation of human capital and intertemporal non-separabilities in preferences. Additionally, the model accounts for the effect of the tax and transfer system on work incentives. The structural parameter estimates are used to evaluate the effects of a tax reform targeted at low income individuals on employment behavior and retirement decisions.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4102.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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Publication status: published in: Econometrics Journal, 2010, 13 (3), S99 - S125
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Keywords: life-cycle labor supply; income taxation;

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  1. Bonin, Holger & Schnabel, Reinhold & Stichnoth, Holger, 2014. "Zur Effizienz der ehe- und familienbezogenen Leistungen in Deutschland im Hinblick auf soziale Sicherungs- und Beschäftigungsziele," ZEW Discussion Papers 14-027, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Caliendo, Marco & Fossen, Frank M. & Kritikos, Alexander S., 2011. "Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed," IZA Discussion Papers 5566, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Haan, Peter & Prowse, Victoria L., 2010. "The Design of Unemployment Transfers: Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Life-Cycle Model," IZA Discussion Papers 4792, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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