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Decomposition of s-Concentration Curves

  • Paul Makdissi

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    (GREDI, Département d'économique, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Stéphane Mussard

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    (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke and GEREM, Université de Perpignan)

For any given order of stochastic dominance, standard concentration curves are decomposed into contribution curves corresponding to within-group inequalities, between-group inequalities, and transvariational inequalities. We prove, for all orders, that contribution curve dominance implies systematically welfare-improving tax reforms and conversely. Accordingly, we point out some undesirable fiscal reforms since a welfare expansion may be costly in terms of particular inequalities.

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