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Tax–Benefit Incidence. The Mexican experience during the last twenty years

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  • César Octavio Vargas-Téllez

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This paper presents a tax-benefit incidence analysis for a large time period. The objective is to know if has been income redistribution across Mexican households during the last twenty years, since during this period the Mexican economy has suffered important structural changes and as well its public policies. The analysis is based on four National Income Surveys, thus combining microdata, and inequality and redistributive indexes was possible to distinguish the progressivity degree for every kind of taxes and transfers, and once calculated the tax and transfers vectors was possible to have a redistributive net vector by decil. Thus, were calculated the net transfers across the Mexican families after fiscal policies and its inequality improvements.

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  • César Octavio Vargas-Téllez, 2009. "Tax–Benefit Incidence. The Mexican experience during the last twenty years," Working Papers 144, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  • Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2009-144
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    1. Peter Warr, 2003. "Fiscal Policies and Poverty Incidence: The Case of Thailand," Asian Economic Journal, East Asian Economic Association, vol. 17(1), pages 27-44, March.
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    Keywords

    Mexico; tax; benefit; incidence; inequality; redistribution.;

    JEL classification:

    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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