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Discrete choice Females Labour Supply Model in Luxembourg

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  • BERGER Frédéric
  • ISLAM Nizamul
  • LIEGEOIS Philippe

Abstract

In this study, the household labour supply is modelled as a discrete choice problem assuming that preference for leisure and consumption can be described by a quadratic utility function which allows for non-convexities in the budget set. We assess behavioural responses to the significant changes in the tax-benefit system during 2001-2002 in Luxembourg. Only moderate impact is found, on average, on the efficiency of the economy as measured by the labour supply effects. The impact is indeed concentrated on richer single women. These increase significantly their labour force, which more than doubles the non-behavioural effect of the tax reform on disposable income and boosts the gains in well-being for that part of population.

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  • BERGER Frédéric & ISLAM Nizamul & LIEGEOIS Philippe, 2010. "Discrete choice Females Labour Supply Model in Luxembourg," LISER Working Paper Series 2010-10, LISER.
  • Handle: RePEc:irs:cepswp:2010-10
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    1. Liégeois, Philippe & Berger, Frédéric & Islam, Nizamul & Wagener, Raymond, 2009. "Cross-validating administrative and survey datasets through microsimulation and the assessment of a tax reform in Luxembourg," IRISS Working Paper Series 2009-16, IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD.
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    Keywords

    Labour supply; Discrete choice; Households; Microsimulation; Tax reform;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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