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Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Paraguay

  • Sean Higgins

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    (Department of Economics, Tulane University)

  • Nora Lustig

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    (Department of Economics, Tulane University)

  • Julio Ramirez

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    (CADEP (Centro de Analisis y Difusion de la Economia Paraguaya))

  • Billy Swanson

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    (Department of Economics, University of California Davis)

How much redistribution does Paraguay accomplish through social spending and taxes? How progressive are revenue collection and social spending? Using a standard fiscal incidence analysis, we quantify the reduction in inequality and poverty in Paraguay across income concepts, and contextualize these results by placing Paraguay in comparative perspective with other Latin American countries. Paraguay achieves a relatively small reduction in inequality, even when in-kind education and health benefits are taken into account. Direct taxes are progressive, indirect taxes are regressive, and total taxes are regressive. Social spending is progressive in relative terms, but less so than in any of the other countries analyzed.

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Paper provided by Tulane University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1311.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:tul:wpaper:1311
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  1. Marisa Bucheli & Nora Lustig & Maximo Rossi & Florencia Amábile, 2012. "Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Uruguay," Working Papers 263, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
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  3. Nora Lustig & Carola Pessino, 2012. "Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina During the 2000s: the Rising Role of Noncontributory Pensions," Working Papers 1221, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
  4. Sean Higgins & Claudiney Pereira, 2014. "The Effects of Brazil’s Taxation and Social Spending on the Distribution of Household Income," Public Finance Review, , vol. 42(3), pages 346-367, May.
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