Some English speaking countries provide employment-conditional tax credits and benefits with a view to increasing employment and improving family income in the low wage brackets. This article deals with Great Britain's Working Families' Tax Credit, Ireland's Back to Work Allowance and her Family Income Supplement, as well as Canada's Child Tax Benefit and her Self-sufficiency Project. It analyses the effects of these programmes and examines whether they can be transplanted to continental European countries.
Ochel, Wolfgang, Financial Incentives to Work - Conceptions and Results in
Great Britain, Ireland and Canada (December 2001). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 627. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=296361
Wolfgang Ochel (Contact Author)
University of Munich - Ifo Institute for Economic Research ( email )