S-WoPEc
 
Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
HUI Research HUI Working Papers, HUI Research

No 83:
Gender Norms, Work Hours, and Corrective Taxation

Thomas Aronsson and David Granlund ()

Abstract: This paper deals with optimal income taxation based on a model with households where men and women allocate their time between market work and household production, and where households di¤er depending on which spouse has comparative advantage in market work. The purpose is to analyze the tax policy implications of gender norms represented by a market-work norm for men and household-work norm for women. We also distinguish between a welfarist government that respects all aspects of household preferences, and a paternalist government that disregards the disutility to households of deviating from the norms. The results show how the welfarist government may use tax policy to internalize the externalities caused by these norms, and how the paternalist government may use tax policy to make the households behave as if the norms were absent.

Keywords: Social norms; household production; optimal taxation; paternalism; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D03; D13; D60; D62; H21; (follow links to similar papers)

28 pages, April 18, 2013

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

BinaryLoader.axd?OwnerID= ... 9da8&FileName=HUIwp83.pdf    PDF-file
Download Statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Helena Nilsson ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:huiwps:0083 This page was generated on 2016-03-01 15:25:56