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From housewives to independent earners: how the tax system can help women to work in a context of strong familialism

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Publication date

Jan 2015

Abstract

The Southern European countries share a similar welfare system which does not perform well either in terms of equity or efficiency. Using EUROMOD, the EU-wide microsimulation model, this paper evaluates the enhancement of both the redistributive and the incentive effects of the Italian tax-benefit system by introducing either a family-based or an individual in-work benefit, financed through the abolition of the existing tax credit targeted at dependent adults. The results show an increase in the labour supply of women both in couples and lone mothers, in particular among the poorest, with important redistributive effects. The in-work benefits can contribute to the de-familialisation of the Mediterranean welfare states by reducing the reliance on the family and compensating the cost of services.

Published in

Journal of Social Policy

Volume and page numbers

44 , 63 -82

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279414000555

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market, Income Dynamics, Microsimulation, and Taxation

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1641582~S5

Notes

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