Title Indicators of unemployment and low-wage traps : marginal effective tax rates on labour / by Giuseppe Carone . . . [et al.]
Imprint Brussels, Belgium : European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, 2003
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  330.94005 Ec74  no.197 2003    AVAILABLE    30500101157579
Descript 102 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Series Economic papers ; no. 197
Economic papers (Brussels, Belgium), 1016-8060 ; no. 197
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-50)
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This paper presents results of an on-going joint European Commission / OECD project, aimed at monitoring the direct influence of tax and benefit instruments on household incomes. Indicators of financial work incentives are needed for identifying any undesired influences of taxes and social transfers on peoples' work decisions. At the same time, a central part of recent tax and benefit reform strategies has been to reduce reliance on welfare by making work pay, that is, to make work an economically attractive option relative to welfare. It is therefore desirable to monitor the effects of such policies as well as the potential for further reform
Subject Hard-core unemployed -- Employment
Welfare recipients -- Employment
Income tax
Alt Author Carone, Giuseppe
Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs