Simulating labor supply behavior when workers have preferences for job opportunities and face nonlinear budget constraints
Marilena Locatelli () and
No 20/2006, Memorandum from Oslo University, Department of Economics
This paper analyzes the properties of a particular sectoral labor supply model developed and estimated in Dagsvik and Strøm (2006). In this model, agents have preferences over sectors and latent job attributes. Moreover, the model allows for a representation of the individual choice sets of feasible jobs in the economy. The properties of the model are explored by calculating elasticities and through simulations of the effects of particular tax reforms. The overall wage elasticities are rather small, but these small elasticities shadow for much stronger sectoral responses. An overall wage increase and, of course, a wage increase in the private sector only, gives women an incentive to shift their labor supply from the public to the private sector. Marginal tax rates were cut considerably in the 1992 tax reform. We find that the impact on overall labor supply is rather modest, but again these modest changes shadow for stronger sectoral changes. The tax reform stimulated the women to shift their labor from the public to the private sector and to work longer hours. A calculation of mean compensated variation shows that the richest households benefited far more from the 1992 tax reform than did the poorest households.
Keywords: Labor supply; married females; structural model; sectoral choice; wage elasticities; evaluation of tax reforms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C51 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm and nep-lab
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sv.uio.no/econ/english/research/unpubli ... 006/Memo-20-2006.pdf (application/pdf)
Working Paper: Simulating labor supply behavior when workers have preferences for job opportunities and face nonlinear budget constraints (2006)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:osloec:2006_020
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Memorandum from Oslo University, Department of Economics Department of Economics, University of Oslo, P.O Box 1095 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Mari Strønstad Øverås ().