ELIE-minating poverty? Limits of the mechanism and potential improvements
AbstractUsing French data, we show that ELIE performs rather weakly when it comes to addressing the issue of poverty. Yet, eliminating poverty is also a valid normative property of any redistribution mechanism. We suggest combining ELIE with another redistributive solution aimed specifically at alleviating poverty: the personal allowance mechanism (Leroux, 2004 and 2007). We argue that ELIE and the personal allowance mechanism, more than being compatible, are in fact complementary.
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poverty; redistribution; social justice;
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- Alain Leroux & Justin Leroux, 2009. "ELIE-minating poverty? Limits of the mechanism and potential improvements," Cahiers de recherche 09-02, HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée.
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- Michel Lubrano, 2008. "The Redistributive Aspects of ELIE: a simulationapproach," Working Papers halshs-00347278, HAL.
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