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Two-Parent Families with Children: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work Decisions

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January 9, 2018
Two-Parent Families with Children: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work Decisions

Working parents with children—particularly low-income families— face prohibitive tax rates that discourage taking on extra employment to get ahead, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Two-Parent Families with Children: How Effective Tax Rates Affect Work Decisions” author Alexandre Laurin finds that mothers and poorer families are the most adversely affected by this tax trap.

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Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research
Alexandre Laurin

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