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Household incomes and redistribution in the European Union: quantifying the equalising properties of taxes and benefits

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  • Immervoll, Herwig
  • Levy, Horacio
  • Lietz, Christine
  • Mantovani, D.
  • O'Donoghue, Cathal
  • Sutherland, Holly
  • Verbist, Gerlinde

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Taxes and social benefits affect household income through several different channels and these effects can be assessed in a number of ways. This chapter focuses on the influence of social and fiscal policies on income inequality. In particular, we analyze how tax and benefit payments alter the distribution of household incomes in the European Union (EU). Our aim is to provide evidence on the effectiveness of a wide range of different policy configurations at reducing disparities of household resources.
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  • Immervoll, Herwig & Levy, Horacio & Lietz, Christine & Mantovani, D. & O'Donoghue, Cathal & Sutherland, Holly & Verbist, Gerlinde, 2005. "Household incomes and redistribution in the European Union: quantifying the equalising properties of taxes and benefits," EUROMOD Working Papers EM9/05, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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