Herwig Immervoll

World Bank, Europe and Central Asia

Senior Economist / Social Protection Specialist

1818 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20433

United States

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Social Policy Division

Head of Employment-oriented Social Policy

2 rue Andre Pascal

Paris Cedex 16, 75775

France

http://www.oecd.org/els/social

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

http://www.iza.org/profile?key=1935

ISER Institute for Social and Economic Research

Research Associate

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/people/research-associates

University of Canberra - National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

United Nations - European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Research Affiliate

Berggasse 17

Vienna, A1010

Austria

http://www.euro.centre.org

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1.

Can Parents Afford to Work? Childcare Costs, Tax-Benefit Policies and Work Incentives

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1932
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 27 Jan 2006
Herwig Immervoll and David Barber
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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childcare costs, work incentives, labour supply, tax-benefit systems

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Minimum Wages, Minimum Labour Costs and the Tax Treatment of Low-Wage Employment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2555
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Jan 2007
Herwig Immervoll
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia
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minimum wage, labour cost, taxation, OECD

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Redistribution Policy and Inequality Reduction in OECD Countries: What Has Changed in Two Decades?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6030
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 23 Oct 2011
Herwig Immervoll and Linda Richardson
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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income inequality, redistribution, working age, OECD

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The Impact of Brazil's Tax-Benefit System on Inequality and Poverty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2114
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 May 2006
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) - Departamento de Economia, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) - Departamento de Economia
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Brazil, inequality, poverty, redistribution, microsimulation

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Household Incomes and Redistribution in the European Union: Quantifying the Equalising Properties of Taxes and Benefits

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1824
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Nov 2005
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and University of Antwerp
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income inequality, redistribution, microsimulation, European Union

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Can Child Care Vouchers Get Turkish Mothers Back to Work? Estimating the Employment and Redistributionary Impact of a Demand Side Child Care Subsidy in Turkey

Development Analytics Research Paper Series No. 1401
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Dec 2014
Meltem A. Aran, Herwig Immervoll and Cristobal Ridao-Cano
Development Analytics, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Early childhood education and care, preschool, child care, female labor force participation, demand side subsidy, voucher, gender, Turkey

Welfare Reform in European Countries: A Microsimulation Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1810
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 07 Nov 2005
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Copenhagen - Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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labour supply, redistribution, welfare reform

Welfare Reform in European Countries: A Microsimulation Analysis

Economic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 516, pp. 1-44, January 2007
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Jan 2007
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Copenhagen - Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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An Age Perspective on Economic Well-Being and Social Protection in Nine OECD Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2173
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Jul 2006
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO), World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Economics, KU Leuven and University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
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inequality, poverty, social protection, ageing, demographics, microsimulation

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Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S., 1978-2009: A Decomposition Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5910
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2011
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Cologne, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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tax policy, inequality, redistribution, political economy, Great Recession

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Minimum-Income Benefits in OECD Countries: Policy Design, Effectiveness and Challenges

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4627
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Herwig Immervoll
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia
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social assistance, negative income tax, welfare to work, poverty

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An Evaluation of the Tax-Transfer Treatment of Married Couples in European Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3965
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Feb 2009
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Copenhagen - Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen
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labour supply, redistribution, optimal tax, couples, marriage tax, joint taxation

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Are Recipients of Social Assistance 'Benefit Dependent'? Concepts, Measurement and Results for Selected Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8786
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 31 Jan 2015
Herwig Immervoll, Stephen P. Jenkins and Sebastian Königs
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Social Policy Division
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social assistance, welfare benefits, state dependence, benefit dependence, scarring

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Partisan Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S., 1979-2007

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7190
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Cologne, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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tax policy, inequality, redistribution, partisan politics, political economy

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Employment Transitions in 13 European Countries. Levels, Distributions and Determining Factors of Net Replacement Rates

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1091
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jan 2004
Herwig Immervoll and Cathal O'Donoghue
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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net replacement rate, unemployment benefits, work incentives European Union,

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Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S., 1979-2007

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-001
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Tax policy, Inequality, Redistribution, Partisan Politics, Political Economy

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Inequalities within Couples: Market Incomes and the Role of Taxes and Benefits in Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3201
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Dec 2007
ISER - University of Essex, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
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within-household inequality, tax-benefit systems, Europe, gender

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Faces of Joblessness: Characterising Employment Barriers to Inform Policy

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9954
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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unemployment, employment barrier, activation, targeting, latent class, active labour market programmes

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How Tight are Safety-Nets in Nordic Countries? Evidence from Finnish Register Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Olivier Bargain, Herwig Immervoll and Heikki Viitamaki
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and Government of the Republic of Finland - VATT Institute for Economic Research
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take-up, social assistance, poverty, register data

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Distributional Consequences of Labor-Demand Shocks: The 2008-09 Recession in Germany

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3403
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Apr 2011
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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labor demand, output shock, tax-benefit system, crisis, income distribution

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Falling Up the Stairs: The Effects of 'Bracket Creep' on Household Income

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 37-62, March 2005
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Mar 2005
Herwig Immervoll
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia
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How Demanding are Activation Requirements for Jobseekers?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11704
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Herwig Immervoll and Carlo Knotz
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and Lund University
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unemployment benefits, activation, targeting, incentives, job-search

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Welfare Reform in European Countries: A Micro-Simulation Analysis

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4324
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 May 2004
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Copenhagen - Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Welfare reform, redistribution, labour supply

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Distributional Consequences of Labor Demand Adjustments to a Downturn: A Model-Based Approach with Application to Germany 2008-09

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5220
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Oct 2010
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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labor demand, tax-benefit system, crisis, income distribution

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No Claim, No Pain: Measuring the Non-Take-Up of Social Assistance Using Register Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5355
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Dec 2010
Olivier Bargain, Herwig Immervoll and Heikki Viitamaki
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia and Government of the Republic of Finland - VATT Institute for Economic Research
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register data, take-up, social assistance, poverty

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Mechanics of Replacing Benefit Systems with a Basic Income: Comparative Results from a Microsimulation Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11192
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Dec 2017
James Martin and Herwig Immervoll
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and World Bank, Europe and Central Asia
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basic income, targeting, individualisation, conditionality, microsimulation

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Faces of Joblessness in Ireland a People-Centred Perspective on Employment Barriers and Policies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11583
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), University of Cologne, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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employment barriers, profiling, activation, policy coordination

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Faces of Joblessness in Italy: A People-Centred Perspective on Employment Barriers and Policies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11768
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 17 Sep 2018
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Cologne and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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employment barriers, profiling, activation, policy coordination

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Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the United States, 1979–2007

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 1061-1085, 2015
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Feb 2015
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute, World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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The Sensitivity of Poverty Rates to Macro-Level Changes in the European Union

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 181-199, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
World Bank, Europe and Central Asia, University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Economics and University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

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European Union, Microsimulation, Social indicators