Upcoming publication: Preparation and implementation of the removal of incentive traps

The aim of the audit is to examine the effectiveness of legislative measures aimed at removing various incentive traps (unemployment, income, bureaucracy and information traps). Incentive traps hamper the supply of labour, and their removal can have positive impacts on employment. The audit focuses on assessing the preparation, implementation and – to the extent possible – impacts of the measures taken to remove the traps. By auditing phenomena related to social security and systems interacting with it, such as taxation and enforcement, we can produce material and timely information on the functioning and success of different reforms made so far and thereby serve the information need of the committee preparing a comprehensive reform of the Finnish social security system.