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Comment on the 'Five Economists' Plan: the original idea and further developments

Apps, Patricia; Borland, Jeff


Two-part paper commenting on Peter Dawkins argument for the “wage-tax trade-off” proposed by the “Five Economists” as part of their policy package for reducing unemployment. As he explains, the trade-off involves using an earned income tax credit (EITC) scheme “as a way of increasing the incomes of low-wage earners in low-income families, rather than increases in the award wages safety net”. <P> The first paper will focus on the EITC component of the package, taking as an example the Lambert...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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