Accession Number : AD0664042

Title :   EFFECTS OF AN INCOME TAX ON LABOR SUPPLY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kosters,Marvin

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The discussion of the effects of an income tax on labor supply and welfare is presented in the context of highly simplified models which abstract from problems such as shifts in the distribution of income and other complications introduced by progressivity. It is intended to point out the kinds of labor supply parameters on which changes in labor supply depend when alternative tax changes are considered, and to assemble some evidence on the welfare cost of an income tax. However, the evidence on compensated wage rate effects was obtained by studying only some readily measurable dimensions of labor supply for some components of the labor force. Although the effect on the allocation of time of a relative price distortion at the labor-leisure margin appears to be very small, except perhaps as it affects the labor force behavior of married women, an income tax can also affect consumption-savings decisions as well as the allocation of labor among different types of employment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LABOR, *ECONOMICS), (*MANPOWER, LABOR), SALARIES, MONEY, CONSUMPTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, EMPLOYMENT, DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS), TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE