Quantitative evidence on the welfare effects of home sector fiscal policy
A home production model that explicitly accounts for taxes and public expenditures on day-care and elder-care, substitutes for work households perform at home, is used to evaluate the welfare implications of alternative public expenditure policies. Both subsidy and workfare policies are welfare improving relative to a model where tax revenues are rebated lump sum. The welfare gains from optimal home sector policy design can be large.
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