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Benefits and Wages 2007: OECD Indicators (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 926402378X)

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Launched in 1998, the latest edition of this series (formerly entitled Benefit Systems and Work Incentives) provides detailed descriptions of all cash benefits available to those in and out of work as well as the taxes they are liable to pay across OECD countries. A special chapter also compares childcare costs across countries and the financial work incentives faced by parents of young children. Using the OECD tax‐benefit models, total household incomes and their components are calculated for a range of family types and employment situations. The results are used to examine financial incentives to work, either part‐time or full‐time, as well as the extent to which social benefits prevent income poverty for those without a job. This volume presents results for 2005 and earlier years.

Editorial: Childcare Needs to Help, not Hinder, EmploymentChapter 1. Elements of Tax‐Benefit SystemsChapter 2. Tax Burdens, Benefit Entitlements, and Income AdequacyChapter 3. Financial Consequences of Employment TransitionsChapter 4. Can Parents Afford to Work? Childcare Costs, Tax‐Benefit Policies, and Work IncentivesChapter 5. Tax and Benefit‐System ReformsList of AcronymsAnnex A. MethodologyAnnex B. Using the OECD Tax‐Benefit ModelsAnnex C.. List of Principal Corrrespondents by Country

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2007


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