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The effect of social transfers in Europe: An empirical analysis using generalised Lorenz curves

  • Hoelsch, Katja

    (University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany)

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    This paper aims at examining the impact of different transfers on the income distribution in European countries. Therefore an empirical analysis using generalised Lorenz curve comparisons is carried out. The obtained results are investigated by relating them to a classification of European social transfer systems.

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    Paper provided by IRISS at CEPS/INSTEAD in its series IRISS Working Paper Series with number 2002-02.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2002
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Income Distribution, 2003, vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 83-115
    Handle: RePEc:irs:iriswp:2002-02
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    5. Kraus, Margit & Hölsch, Katja, 2002. "European schemes of social assistance: an empirical analysis of set-ups and distributive impacts," ZEW Discussion Papers 02-51, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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