On the characterisation and measurement of the redistributive effects of agricultural policy
AbstractThis paper provides a characterisation of the redistributive effects of agricultural policy, which yields consistent measures of horizontal inequities in the provision of support arising from both unequal treatment of pre-transfer income equals and systematic reranking of pretransfer income unequals. An illustrative study shows that the distribution of support would have reduced farm income inequality in Scotland but for the adverse redistributive consequences of horizontal inequities, although neither systematic discrimination between farm types nor systematic reranking proves to be the major source of such inequities. The imperfect targeting of support revealed by the empirical findings has implications for policy design.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Studies, University of Dundee in its series Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics with number 188.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2006
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Income redistribution; Agricultural Policy; Scotland;
Other versions of this item:
- Paul Allanson, 2008. "On the Characterisation and Measurement of the Redistributive Effect of Agricultural Policy," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(1), pages 169-187, 02.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
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