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Do Tax-Benefit Systems Cause High Replacement Rates? A Decompositional Analysis using EUROMOD

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  • Herwig Immervoll
  • Cathal O'Donoghue

    (Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Abstract

This paper considers utilising a cross-country microsimulation tax-benefit model for Europe, EUROMOD, to simulate the distribution of replacement rates for four European countries, Denmark, France, Spain and the UK. In particular we show the important role of household composition and the presence of other household members' incomes in preserving the standard of living while out of work compared with the impact of the tax-benefit system. Given this strong influence of primary incomes, replacement rates are not necessarily the best indicator of the impact of the tax-benefit system in this respect.

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  • Herwig Immervoll & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2002. "Do Tax-Benefit Systems Cause High Replacement Rates? A Decompositional Analysis using EUROMOD," Working Papers 0066, National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Economics, revised 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:nig:wpaper:0066
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    Keywords

    Net Replacement Rate; Unemployment Benefit; Work Incentives European Union; Microsimulation;

    JEL classification:

    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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