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Nonparametric Structural Estimation of Labor Supply in the Presence of Censoring

  • Liang, Che-Yuan

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    (Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies)

This paper extends the nonparametric method to estimate labor supply developed by Blomquist and Newey (2002) to handle cases in which there are individuals who do not work. The method is then applied to married women in Sweden from 1973 to 1999. For 1999, I find an aggregate uncompensated wage elasticity around 1 and an aggregate income elasticity around -0.05. Furthermore, marginal tax rates are beyond the net government revenue maximizing rates. Despite large labor supply effects, the dramatic evolution of the tax system can only explain a small share of the 58 percent rise in female labor supply during this period.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series, Center for Fiscal Studies with number 2009:6.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 18 May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uufswp:2009_006
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