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The Impact of Redistribution on Income Inequality in Canada and the Provinces, 1981-2010

  • Andrew Sharpe

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  • Evan Capeluck
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    The objective of this report is to provide an overview of trends in income inequality, defined as the Gini coefficient, in Canada and the provinces over the 1981-2010 period and to investigate the impact of redistributive policies – namely, taxes and transfers – on these trends.Income inequality is measured in terms of market income, total income, and after-tax income, with the latter considered the most important from a well-being perspective.

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    Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2012-08.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:1208
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    1. Michael R. Veall, 2012. "Top Income Shares in Canada: Recent Trends and Policy Implications," Department of Economics Working Papers 2012-11, McMaster University.
    2. Nicole Fortin & David A. Green & Thomas Lemieux & Kevin Milligan & W. Craig Riddell, 2012. "Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 38(2), pages 121-145, June.
    3. Dale W. Jorgenson & Daniel T. Slesnick, 2012. "Measuring Social Welfare in the U.S. National Accounts," NBER Chapters, in: Measuring Economic Sustainability and Progress, pages 43-88 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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