Income Redistribution Through Taxes and Transfers across OECD Countries

@inproceedings{Causa2017IncomeRT,
  title={Income Redistribution Through Taxes and Transfers across OECD Countries},
  author={Orsetta Causa and Mikkel N{\o}rlem Hermansen},
  year={2017}
}
This paper produces a comprehensive assessment of income redistribution to the working-age population, covering OECD countries over the last two decades. Redistribution is quantified as the relative reduction in market income inequality achieved by personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and cash transfers, based on household-level micro data. A detailed decomposition analysis uncovers the respective roles of size, tax progressivity and transfer targeting for overall… CONTINUE READING

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