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Taxation and Parental Time Allocation under Different Assumptions on Altruism

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  • Alessandra Casarico
  • Alessandro Sommacal

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In this paper we develop an overlapping generations model in which child care matters for human capital accumulation. We investigate whether an increase in labor supply brought about by a reduction in taxes is always associated with a reduction in parental time devoted to children, which modifies their human capital accumulation process. We show that the result critically depends on the assumptions on the altruistic motives behind the choice of devoting time to children.

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  • Alessandra Casarico & Alessandro Sommacal, 2014. "Taxation and Parental Time Allocation under Different Assumptions on Altruism," CESifo Working Paper Series 4690, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    early childhood environment; child care; labor supply; warm glow; full altruism;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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