Disentangling income inequality and the redistributive effect of taxes and transfers in 20 LIS countries over time

In most OECD countries the gap between rich and poor has widened over the past decades. This paper analyzes whether and to what extent taxes and social transfers have contributed to this trend. Has the redistributive power of different social programs changed over time? The paper contributes to the...

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Volume: 581
Main Author: Caminada, Koen
Goudswaard, Kees
Wang, Chen
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Luxembourg Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) 2012
published in: LIS Working Paper Series Vol. 581
Data of publication: 2012
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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