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17/12/2001

Reforms in tax-benefit systems in order to increase employment incentives in the EU

Reforms in tax-benefit systems in order to increase employment incentives in the EU


Authors discuss the role of tax and benefit systems in the context of the functioning of the labour markets and review recent progress made by EU Member States in reforming tax and benefit systems with a view to increasing economic incentives for higher employment and job creation. On the basis of the most recent comparable data and indicators, they try to assess whether concrete measures are being taken by Member States to alleviate the tax pressure on labour and especially on the low paid

author(s): European Commission – DG for Economics and Financial Affairs G. Carone, A. Salomäki
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