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Decomposition of s-concentration curves

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  • Paul Makdissi

    (University of Ottawa [Ottawa])

  • Stéphane Mussard

    (CHROME - Détection, évaluation, gestion des risques CHROniques et éMErgents (CHROME) / Université de Nîmes - UNIMES - Université de Nîmes)

Abstract

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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  • Paul Makdissi & Stéphane Mussard, 2008. "Decomposition of s-concentration curves," Post-Print hal-02132082, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02132082
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2008.00505.x
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