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Labor Supply Effects of Winning a Lottery

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  • Matteo PICCHIO

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

  • Sigrid SUETENS

    () (Department of Economics, CentER, TilburgUniversity, The Nederlands)

  • Jan C. VAN OURS

    () (Department of Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Abstract

Our article investigates how winning a substantial lottery prize affects labour supply. Analysing data from Dutch State Lottery winners, we find that winning a lottery prize reduces labour earnings in the year of the winning, as well as in the years after the winning. This suggests that winning a lottery prize makes one work fewer hours. The effects are small but statistically significant. We do not find a significant effect of lottery prizes on the probability of being employed.
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  • Matteo PICCHIO & Sigrid SUETENS & Jan C. VAN OURS, 2016. "Labor Supply Effects of Winning a Lottery," Working Papers 416, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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    1. David Cesarini & Erik Lindqvist & Matthew J. Notowidigdo & Robert Östling, 2017. "The Effect of Wealth on Individual and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(12), pages 3917-3946, December.
    2. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani & Mohammad H. Mostafavi-Dehzooei, 2017. "Cash Transfers and Labor Supply: Evidence from A Large-Scale Program in Iran," Working Papers 1090, Economic Research Forum, revised 05 Apr 2017.
    3. Lukas Mayr & Dominik Sachs & Fabian Kindermann, 2017. "Inheritance Taxation and Wealth Effects on the Labor Supply of Heirs," 2017 Meeting Papers 1046, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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    Keywords

    Labor supply; income effects; lottery players; wealth shocks;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other

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