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Taxation, Welfare and the Crisis of Unemployment in Europe - Marco Buti

Taxation, Welfare and the Crisis of Unemployment in Europe

By: Marco Buti (Editor), Paolo Sestito (Editor), Hans Wijkander (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9781840645118
Number Of Pages: 320

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Contents: 1. Overview Part I: The Issues 2. Redistribution and Labour-supply Incentives Part II: The Facts 3. Effective Taxation, Spending and Employment Performance 4. Net Replacement Rates of the Unemployed: Comparisons of Various Approaches 5. The Retreat of the Welfare System: Myths and Reality - A Broad Comparison of Trends in Social Protection Expenditure across EU Countries Part III: Evaluation Methods 6. Evaluating the Labour Supply Responses to 'in-work' Benefit Reforms for Low Income Workers 7. Tax Reform and Labour Supply in Sweden: Were Low and High Skill Individuals Affected Differently? Part IV: General Equilibrium Effects 8. The Dutch Employment Miracle and Fiscal Challenges of the Twenty-first Century 9. Skill-biased Technical Change, Sectoral Heterogeneity and Wage Setting: Unemployment or Wage Inequality Index Contributors: S. Blomquist, R. Blundell, F. Bourguignon, L. Bovenberg, M. Buti, M. Ca' Zorzi, R. de Mooij, M. Eklöf, J. Graafland, C. Martínez Mongay, W. Roeger, A. Salomäki, P. Sestito, H. Wijkander.

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`This book provides a thorough institutional and theoretical analysis of this specific sector of European policy making, highlighting the key problems involved in reforming European tax and benefit systems as well as suggesting possible ways to improve efficiency. Policymakers and scholars of European welfare and labour market policies will therefore find this book useful.' -- European Access `. . . an interesting blend of theoretical analysis, policy suggestions and case studies of relevant success stories.' -- Aslib Book Guide

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
The editorsp. xii
List of other contributorsp. xiii
Overviewp. 1
The Issues
Redistribution and labour-supply incentivesp. 23
The Facts
Effective taxation, spending and employment performancep. 55
Net replacement rates of the unemployed: comparisons of various approachesp. 95
The retreat of the welfare system: myths and reality - a broad comparison of trends in social protection expenditure across EU countriesp. 126
Evaluation Methods
Evaluating the labour supply responses to 'in-work' benefit reforms for low income workersp. 157
Tax reform and labour supply in Sweden: were low and high skill individuals affected differently?p. 188
General Equilibrium Effects
The Dutch employment miracle and fiscal challenges of the twenty-first centuryp. 211
Skill-biased technical change, sectoral heterogeneity and wage setting: unemployment or wage inequality?p. 256
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9781840645118
ISBN-10: 1840645113
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61

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