|This centre is a member of The LSE Research Laboratory [RLAB]: CASE | CEE | CEP | SERC | STICERD||Cookies?|
Paper No' CEPDP0962: | Full paper
Save Reference as: BibTeX File | EndNote Import File
Keywords: hours of work; employment shares, home production, childcare, tax wedge, welfare state, social subsidies
JEL Classification: E02; H53; I18; I38; J22
Is hard copy/paper copy available? YES - Paper Copy Still In Print.
This Paper is published under the following series: CEP Discussion Papers
Share this page: Google Bookmarks | Facebook | Twitter
Abstract:We examine the distribution of hours of work across industrial sectors in OECD countries. We find large disparities when sectors are divided into three groups: one that produces goods without home substitutes and two others that have home substitutes — health and social work, and all others. We attribute the disparities to the countries’ tax and subsidy policies. High taxation substantially reduces hours in sectors that have close home substitutes but less so in other sectors. Health and social care subsidies increase hours in that sector. We compute these effects for nineteen OECD countries.
Copyright © RLAB & LSE 2003 - 2015 | LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE | Contact: RLAB | Site updated 28 March 2015