Does the representation of household behavior matter for welfare analysis of tax-benefit policies? : an introduction

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Show simple item record Bargain, Olivier Beblo, Miriam Beninger, Denis Blundell, Richard Carrasco, Raquel Chiuri, Maria-Concetta Laisney, François Lechene, Valérie Moreau, Nicolas Myck, Michal Ruiz-Castillo, Javier Vermeulen, Frederic 2009-11-23T16:00:26Z 2009-11-23T16:00:26Z 2006-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Review of the Economics of the Household, 2006, v. 4, n. 2, pp. 99-111
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7152
dc.description.abstract A widely shared intuition holds that individual control over money matters for the decision process within the household and the subsequent distribution of resources and welfare. As a consequence, there are good reasons to depart from the unitary model of the household and to explore the possibilities offered by models of the family accounting for several decision makers in the household and for the potential impact of tax reforms on the balance of power. This paper summarizes both the methodological and empirical findings presented in the next three papers of this special issue of the Review of the Economics of the Household. This series of contributions primarily entails a concrete comparison of the policy implications of the choice between the unitary and a particular multi-person representation: the collective representation. On the one hand, it suggests a methodology to implement the collective model of labor supply in a realistic context where participation is modeled together with working hours, and where the full tax-benefit system is accounted for. On the other hand, the empirical part relies on comprehensive simulations of tax reforms in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and allows to quantify the distortions that may affect policy recommendations based on the unitary model.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
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dc.subject.other Collective model
dc.subject.other Household labor supply
dc.subject.other Intra household allocations
dc.subject.other Tax reform
dc.title Does the representation of household behavior matter for welfare analysis of tax-benefit policies? : an introduction
dc.type article PeerReviewed
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dc.subject.jel D11
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dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11150-006-0001-8
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 99
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 111
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Review of the Economics of the Household
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 4
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