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Do Poorer Countries Have Less Capacity for Redistribution?

  • Martin Ravallion

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    (World Bank)

The government of a rich country will be disinclined to give its aid to a country that has internal capacity to tackle poverty through redistribution from people at a similar standard of living to taxpayers in that rich country. Yet we do not have tools for measuring the capacity for redistribution that reflect this property. Indeed, past measures imply heavy tax burdens on people who would be considered poor in rich countries.

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 97.

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Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , September 2009, pages 1-1
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