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Research Paper Social Situation Monitor Research Notes 3/2016

Making work pay: a conceptual paper

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Publication date

Sep 2016

Summary

Boosting the incomes of poor families while simultaneously enhancing the incentive to take up a job (if currently out of work), or to work longer hours (if currently employed part-time), is a key policy goal in Europe and beyond. This conceptual paper explains how work incentives may be measured, describes the main features of (and the issues raised by) in-work benefits, and outlines the potential contribution of the European tax-benefit model EUROMOD to further research on work incentives and in-work benefits in EU member states.

Subjects

Labour Market, Labour Economics, Welfare Benefits, Income Dynamics, Microsimulation, and Taxation

Links

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?pager.offset=30&catId=1049&langId=en&moreDocuments=yes

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