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On Equity Aspects of Imperfect Income Redistribution


  • DUCLOS, Jean-Yves


We develop a theoretical and an empirical analysis of the impact of imperfect targeting, participation costs and incomplete take-up upon the level of progressivity, vertical equity, horizontal inequity and redistribution exerted by state benefits. For this, we make use of well-known indices of progressivity and equity. We apply our analysis to the distribution of Supplementary Benefits (now Income Support) in Britain.

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  • DUCLOS, Jean-Yves, 1994. "On Equity Aspects of Imperfect Income Redistribution," Cahiers de recherche 9415, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
  • Handle: RePEc:lvl:laeccr:9415

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    1. Duclos, Jean-Yves & Jalbert, Vincent & Araar, Abdelkrim, 2000. "Classical Horizontal Inequity and Reranking: an Integrated Approach," Cahiers de recherche 0002, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
    2. Sami Bibi, 2003. "Does The Specification of A New Class of Poverty Measures Matter? Evidence from Tunisia," Working Papers 0327, Economic Research Forum, revised 09 2003.
    3. Duclos, Jean-Yves & Jalbert, Vincent & Araar, Abdelkrim, 2003. "Classical Horizontal Inequity and Reranking: an Integrating Approach," Cahiers de recherche 0306, CIRPEE.
    4. De Agostini, Paola & Paulus, Alari & Sutherland, Holly & Tasseva, Iva Valentinova, 2014. "The effect of tax-benefit changes on the income distribution in EU countries since the beginning of the economic crisis," EUROMOD Working Papers EM9/14, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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