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Redistributive policies and recipients: an empirical analysis

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  • Torrisi, Gianpiero

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In this paper I present an empirical analysis of redistributive policies with particular attention to transfers. Theoretical considerations are compared with some empirical observations at three levels of analysis: supranational, national and sub-national. The main conclusion of my work is that, general speaking, redistributive policies do not follow normative criteria that predict they should be targeted to disadvantaged groups. Moreover, to some extent, a positive correlation between lobbies’ power and some dynamics of transfers favourable to middle classes arises.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12769.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Keywords: Redistributive policy; positive analysis; underclass;

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