THE ESTIMATION OF NONLINEAR LABOR SUPPLY FUNCTIONS WITH TAXES FROM A TRUNCATED SAMPLE

The goal of this paper is to treat two known problems in the estimation of labor supply functions, taxes and truncated samples, and to remove a strong assumption, that supply depends on the wage in a simple way. A statistical model to estimate piecewise linear labor supply functions for white households is presented, and results for husbands, wives, single male heads of households, single female heads, male dependents, and female dependents (entire sample) are given. The model accounts for income taxes and for the fact that many people in the sample would not work even if their offered wage were raised. In Part A results are given for the labor supply function of wives. In Part B the labor supply functions of the entire sample are given and analyzed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA  USA  94305

    Department of Labor

    Assistant Secretary for Policy, Evaluation and Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20213
  • Authors:
    • Hurd, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Pagination: 71 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00147361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-217, ASPER/CON-75/0060/A
  • Contract Numbers: DL-J-9-M-5-0060
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2002 12:00AM