Average and Marginal Effective Tax Rates Facing Workers in the EU : A Micro-Level Analysis of Levels, Distributions and Driving Factors

Macro-based effective tax rate (ETR) measures do not provide information on the level or distribution of marginal effective tax rates thought to influence household behaviour. They also do not capture differences in average ETRs facing different population sub-groups. I use EUROMOD, an EUwide tax-be...

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Main Author: Immervoll, Herwig
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2004
Series:OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers
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520 |a Macro-based effective tax rate (ETR) measures do not provide information on the level or distribution of marginal effective tax rates thought to influence household behaviour. They also do not capture differences in average ETRs facing different population sub-groups. I use EUROMOD, an EUwide tax-benefit model, to derive distributions of average and marginal ETR measures for fourteen countries. Results for each country show how many and which types of individuals face different ETR levels. I consider effective tax burdens on labour income as well as the marginal tax rates faced by working men and women. Results are broken down to isolate the influence of income taxes, social contributions and various types of social benefits ..