Welfare traps in Australia: Do they bite?

Dockery, A, Ong, R and Wood, G 2007, 'Welfare traps in Australia: Do they bite?', in Prof Mark Wooden, Prof Bryan Rodgers, Prof David de Vaus (ed.) HILDA Conference 2007 Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 19 - 20 July 2007.

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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Welfare traps in Australia: Do they bite?
Author(s) Dockery, A
Ong, R
Wood, G
Year 2007
Conference name HILDA Survey Research Conference 2007
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 19 - 20 July 2007
Proceedings title HILDA Conference 2007 Proceedings
Editor(s) Prof Mark Wooden, Prof Bryan Rodgers, Prof David de Vaus
Publisher University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Abstract Minimising disincentives to employment participation that arise as a consequence of providing welfare has been a major objective of the recent welfare reform agenda in Australia. Of particular concern have been the high effective marginal tax rates (EMTRs) and replacement rates (RRs) facing welfare recipients as a result of the interaction of the tax and benefits system. Based on the financial-year income data contained in waves 1 to 4 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, the first part of this paper presents estimates of EMTRs facing all working-age Australians and of an alternative 'disincentive' measure, participation tax rates (PTRs), for non-working Australians.
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
ISBN 9780734032478
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