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The Redistributive Aspects of ELIE: a simulationapproach

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  • Michel Lubrano

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

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This paper analyses the problems linked to the implementation of the Equal Labour Income Equalisation (ELIE) scheme proposed by Kolm (2005). It successively studies the influence of uncertainty in the knowledge of individual incomes, the impact of equivalence scales and finally the consequences of capital accumulation. If uncertainty does not modify fundamentally the equity properties of ELIE, equivalence scales can have non trivial consequences depending on the relation between income and fertility. Finally, capital accumulation introduces strong inequalities in taxation. The paper relies on simulations of the income distribution, calibrated on French data and on the use of taxation indices.

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Keywords: inequality; ELIE; income distribution;

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  1. David DE LA CROIX & Michel LUBRANO, 2009. "The Tradeoff Between Growth and Redistribution: ELIE in an Overlapping Generations Model," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2009011, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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