Lifetime versus Annual Tax‐and‐Transfer Progressivity: Sweden, 1968–2009

In this paper, we analyze the evolution of tax‐and‐transfer progressivity in Sweden over both annual and lifetime horizons. Using a rich micro panel covering the period 1968–2009, we calculate tax rates over a cohort's entire working life cycle. Our main finding is that taxes are considerably l...

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Volume: 118
Main Author: Bengtsson, Niklas
Holmlund, Bertil
Waldenström, Daniel
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: HOBOKEN WILEY 01.10.2016
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published in: The Scandinavian journal of economics Vol. 118; no. 4; pp. 619 - 645
Data of publication: October 2016
ISSN: 0347-0520
EISSN: 1467-9442
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We have received valuable comments from Giacomo Corneo, Stephen Jenkins, Andreas Peichl, Thomas Piketty, Alain Trannoy, three anonymous referees, and participants at the National Conference in Economics in Sweden, Lund 2010, the 10th Journées Louis‐André Gérard‐Varet Conference in Public Economics, seminars at IZA, IFS, Helsinki Center of Economic Research, Copenhagen University, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and Gothenburg University. We acknowledge financial support from the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.
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