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Australia’s Tax and Benefit System Might Deter Working Parents from Advancing in Their Careers

Imagine that a government provides subsidies to single parents that actually increase tax rates on additional work. This is the case for an Australian single parent who earns less than the average wage. With an increase in pay of just AUD 983 more, he would face a 652 percent marginal tax rate. Therefore, despite the […]

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Health-care Premiums Could Deter Canadians’ Upward Mobility

Imagine a worker who gets a raise and ends up paying in tax more than 50 percent of that raise. This is the case for a Canadian worker who earns CAD 48,124. With an increase in pay of CAD 822, he would face a 59 percent marginal tax rate. This Canadian worker will end up […]

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Lithuanian Model Could Help French Workers’ Upward Mobility

Imagine a worker who gets a raise and ends up paying in tax the same amount as their raise. This is the case for a French worker who earns EUR 46,767. With an increase in pay of EUR 3,376, he would face a 93 percent marginal tax rate. This French worker will end up with […]