Life-cycle incidence of family policy measures in Germany : evidence from a dynamic microsimulation model


Bonin, Holger ; Reuss, Karsten ; Stichnoth, Holger


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/39449
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-394494
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 15-036
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C53 , C54 , J12 , J13 , J22,
Keywords (English): Germany , dynamic microsimulation , family policy
Abstract: This paper quantifies the life-cycle incidence of key family policy measures in Germany. The analysis is based on a novel dynamic microsimulation model that combines simulated family life-cycles for a base population from the 2009 wave of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) with a comprehensive tax-benefit model. The results indicate that households in Germany benefit considerably from family- and marriage-related transfers, yet also reveal substantial variation behind the population average. Moreover, it is shown that some measures, such as income tax splitting, may make individuals in fact worse off, in financial terms, over the long course, as a result of negative labour supply incentives which are rein-forced through detrimental effects on human capital accumulation.

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Bonin, Holger ; Reuss, Karsten ; Stichnoth, Holger (2015) Life-cycle incidence of family policy measures in Germany : evidence from a dynamic microsimulation model. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 15-036 [Working paper]
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