BLOG 30.6.2021

Spouses who work together - Evidence on relative income within households

Spouses who work together - Evidence on relative income within households

New research by Natalia Zinovyeva and Maryna Tverdostup examines why there are many more couples where men slightly out-earn women than couples in which women slightly out-earn men. Previous research has attributed this discrepancy to the existence of a ‘gender identity norm’ that prescribes a bread-winner role to the husband and, consequently, limits the income of married women. Instead, the new study shows that the phenomenon is a reflection of earnings equalization in co-working couples which actually helps women to earn more.

BLOG 20.5.2021

Finland’s fuel tax does not particularly fall upon low-income households

Finland’s fuel tax does not particularly fall upon low-income households

Emissions reduction targets in road transport are unlikely to be achieved without increasing the cost of driving for petrol and diesel-powered passenger cars. Fuel taxes are an effective means to reduce emissions and they do not particularly fall upon low-income households. Recycling tax revenue back to households is one method of balancing the tax burden between households and can also lead to fuel taxes being considered more acceptable.

Weekly seminar

02 September 2021

Jouko Verho (VATT)

TBA

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM