Bettina Brüggemann

Department of Economics
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Rm 432
McMaster University
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Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M4
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018Long-term Changes in Married Couples' Labor Supply and Taxes: Evidence from the US and Europe Since the 1980s
with Alexander Bick, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz: w24995
We document the time-series of employment rates and hours worked per employed by married couples in the US and seven European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK) from the early 1980s through 2016. Relying on a model of joint household labor supply decisions, we quantitatively analyze the role of non-linear labor income taxes for explaining the evolution of hours worked of married couples over time, using as inputs the full country- and year-specific statutory labor income tax codes. We further evaluate the role of consumption taxes, gender and educational wage premia, and the educational composition. The model is quite successful in replicating the time series behavior of hours worked per employed married woman, with labor income taxes being t...

Published: Alexander Bick & Bettina Brüggemann & Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln & Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz, 2019. "Long-term changes in married Couples' labor supply and taxes: Evidence from the US and Europe since the 1980s," Journal of International Economics, . citation courtesy of

June 2018Long-Term Changes in Married Couples’ Labor Supply and Taxes: Evidence from the U.S. and Europe since the 1980s
with Alexander Bick, Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz
in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2018, Jordi Galí and Kenneth West, organizers

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