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Publicly-provided Services and the Distribution of Resources

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  • François Marical
  • Marco Mira d'Ercole
  • Maria Vaalavuo
  • Gerlinde Verbist
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    This report looks at the effects on the distribution of household income of those government-provided services that confer a personal benefit to users. While most of the comparative evidence of the size and evolution of income inequalities in OECD countries relies on the concept of household disposable income, integrating the effects of these government services is important for both conceptual and practical reasons: first, as the tax burden levied on households represent a deduction from their disposable income, it is important to account for the services which governments provide... Le présent rapport examine les effets sur la distribution du revenu des services assurés par les administrations publiques qui confèrent des avantages directs aux ménages qui en sont bénéficiaires. Alors que l’essentiel des données comparatives sur l’ampleur et l’évolution des inégalités de revenu dans les pays de l’OCDE se fonde sur le concept de revenu disponible des ménages, il est important de prendre en compte les services assurés par les administrations publiques pour des raisons aussi bien conceptuelles que pratiques : premièrement, parce qu’il est important, étant donné que la charge fiscale imposée aux ménages vient en déduction de leur revenu imposable, de tenir compte des services...

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers with number 45.

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    Date of creation: 21 Dec 2006
    Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:45-en
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