Labor Income Taxation, Human Capital and Growth: The Role of Child Care
Econpubblica Working Paper No. 129
32 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 2008
This paper studies the implications of introducing child care in the human capital production function when assessing the effects of labor income taxation on growth. We develop an OLG model where formal schooling and child care enter the human capital production function as complements and we compare it with a model where only formal schooling matters for skill formation. Using a numerical analysis we find that, depending on the quality of child care services relative to parental care, the omission of child care from the technology of skills' formation can significantly bias the results related to the effects of labor income taxation on growth.
Keywords: taxation, growth, human capital production function, child care, labor supply
JEL Classification: J22, H31
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