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Taxes, female labour supply and household income: differences between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany

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  • Jan Dirk Vlasblom
  • Peter De Gijsel
  • Jacques Siegers

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The article investigates the effect of taxes and social premiums on female labour supply and household income. A comparison is made between labour supply and household income between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany in 1992. A discrete choice model for labour supply is used in which taxes and social premiums are implicitly incorporated. As male labour supply is highly inelastic an individual, male chauvinist model is used. The estimated models are used to simulate the effect of the differences in the tax and social premium system on the differences in labour supply and income between both countries. The results indicate that labour force participation is higher the more individualized the system. The German system leads to a lower tax burden compared to the Dutch system. It is concluded that differences in the tax and social premium system between both countries have hardly any influence on the differences in the inequality of net household labour income. There is evidence that the German system leads to a slightly more unequal distribution of household income. It is also concluded that although the tax and social premium system does influence labour supply and income, it can be doubted whether these effects are substantial.

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  • Jan Dirk Vlasblom & Peter De Gijsel & Jacques Siegers, 2001. "Taxes, female labour supply and household income: differences between the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(6), pages 735-744.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:6:p:735-744
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840121832
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