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Decomposition of s - Concentration Curves

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  • Paul Makdissi
  • Stéphane Mussard

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For any given order of stochastic dominance, standard concentration curves are decomposed into contribution curves corresponding to within-group inequalities, between-group inequalities, and transvariational inequalities. We prove, for all orders, that contribution curve dominance implies systematically welfare-improving tax reforms and conversely. Accordingly, we point out some undesirable fiscal reforms since a welfare expansion may be costly in terms of particular inequalities.

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Paper provided by CIRPEE in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 0641.

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Keywords: Concentration curves; Contribution curves; Stochastic dominance; Tax reforms;

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