Casarico A., Sommacal A. (2018).

Taxation and parental time allocation under different assumptions on altruism. International Tax and Public Finance,Vol 25, pp. 140-165

 

Abstract:
This paper examines the effects of labor income taxation on parental time allocation in an OLG model in which child care arrangements, that is the combination of parental and non-parental time, matter for human capital accumulation. We show that the sign of the impact of labor income taxation on parental time with children and on growth critically depends on the assumption on the altruistic motives behind the choice of devoting time to children.