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Lifetime and Vertical Intertemporal Inequality, Income Smoothing, and Redistribution: A Social Welfare Approach

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  • Salas, Rafael
  • Rabadan, Isabel

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Between- and within-households intertemporal inequality indices are proposed to highlight the vertical and lifetime (i.e., cyclical) components of overall intertemporal inequality. Comparison with the classical static inequality indices is made. Income redistribution and smoothing (i.e., stabilization) are conveniently defined as the public policy impact on welfare, by means of the relative increase in intertemporal vertical and cyclical equity, respectively. The issue is important as many public policies are aimed at both (vertical and cyclical equity) objectives. The authors' approach provides a more appropriate evaluation of the desirability of public reforms aimed at achieving a greater vertical and cyclical equity, within a social welfare framework. Copyright 1998 by The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

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  • Salas, Rafael & Rabadan, Isabel, 1998. "Lifetime and Vertical Intertemporal Inequality, Income Smoothing, and Redistribution: A Social Welfare Approach," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 44(1), pages 63-79, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:44:y:1998:i:1:p:63-79
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    1. Jean-Yves Duclos & Bouba Housseini, 2013. "Life Quantity, Life Quality and Longevity : an Intertemporal Social Evaluation framework," Cahiers de recherche 1315, CIRPEE.
    2. Sami Bibi & Jean-Yves Duclos & Abdelkrim Araar, 2014. "Mobility, taxation and welfare," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 42(3), pages 503-527, March.
    3. Antonio Abatemarco, 2016. "Evaluating economic mobility under opportunity egalitarianism," Working Papers 396, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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