Inequality Reduction through the Income Tax
AbstractIncome taxation typically has an inequality-reducing impact. This would be explained by theory were it the case that all income units were taxed according to a common progressive schedule. But this is not so; we lack a theoretical explanation for the observed finding. This paper explains how income taxes that take nonincome attributes (such as marital status) into account can act to reduce overall income inequality. Copyright 1993 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Volume (Year): 60 (1993)
Issue (Month): 239 (August)
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