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Tax Policy and Returns to Education

Booth, AL and Coles, M (2008) Tax Policy and Returns to Education. UNSPECIFIED. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Papers.

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Abstract

This paper considers how asymmetric tax treatment, where labour market earnings are taxed but household production is untaxed, aspects educational choice and labour supply. We show that taxes on labour market earnings can generate a large (non-marginal) switch to home production and the ensuing deadweight losses are large. Using a cross-country panel, we find that gender differences in labour supply responses to tax policy can explain differences in aggregate labour supply and years of education across countries.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Increasing returns; tax policy; gender; labour supply; education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 17:45
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:10
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3105

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