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Marginal Compensated Effects in Discrete Labor Supply Models

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  • John K. Dagsvik
  • Steinar Strøm
  • Marilena Locatelli

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This paper develops analytic results for marginal compensated effects of discrete labor supply models, including Slutsky equations. It matters, when evaluating marginal compensated effects in discrete choice labor supply models, whether one considers wage increase (right marginal effects) or wage decrease (left marginal effects). We show how the results obtained can be used to calculate the marginal cost of public funds in the context of discrete labor supply models. Subsequently, we use the empirical labor supply model of Dagsvik and Strøm (2006) to compute numerical compensated (Hicksian) and uncompensated marginal (Marshallian) effects resulting from wage changes. The mean Hicksian labor supply elasticities are larger than the Marshallian, but the difference is small.

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  • John K. Dagsvik & Steinar Strøm & Marilena Locatelli, 2019. "Marginal Compensated Effects in Discrete Labor Supply Models," CESifo Working Paper Series 7493, CESifo.
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    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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