Income Distribution and Tax, and Government Social Spending Policies in Developing Countries
AbstractThis paper reviews income distribution in developing countries in recent decades. On average, before-tax income distribution is less unequal in developing countries than it is in industrial countries. However, unlike industrial countries, developing countries in general have not been able to use tax transfer policies effectively to reduce income inequality.
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INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ; EDUCATION;
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