Linear Inequality Measures and the Redistribution of Income
AbstractA class of inequality measures that is a natural companion to the popular Lorenz curve is the class of measures that are linear in incomes. These measures, which include the Gini and S-Gini coefficients, can be interpreted as ethical means of relative deprivation feelings. Their change through the tax and benefit system can be decomposed simply as a sum of progressivity indices for individual taxes and benefits, minus an index of horizontal inequity measured by the extent of reranking in the population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Laval - Recherche en Politique Economique in its series Papers with number 9613.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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INCOME; SOCIAL JUSTICE; MATHEMATICS; TAXES;
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- Duclos, Jean-Yves & Tabi, Martin, 1996. "Linear Inequality Measures and the Redistribution of Income," Cahiers de recherche 9613, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
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