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Why do Europeans Work so Little?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
2009 (English)In: International Economic Review, ISSN 0020-6598, E-ISSN 1468-2354, Vol. 50, no 1, 39-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Market work per person is roughly 10% higher in the United States than in Sweden. However, if we include the work carried out in home production, the total amount of work only differs by 1%. I set up a model and show that differences in policy—mainly taxes—can account for the discrepancy in both labor supply and home production between Sweden and the United States. These results are independent of the elasticity of labor supply.

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2009. Vol. 50, no 1, 39-61 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34823DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2008.00523.xISI: 000262828500002OAI: diva2:285693
Available from: 2010-01-12 Created: 2010-01-12 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

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