The Redistributive Effect of Social Transfer Programmes and Taxes: A Decomposition Across Countries

@article{Wang2012TheRE,
  title={The Redistributive Effect of Social Transfer Programmes and Taxes: A Decomposition Across Countries},
  author={C. Wang and K. Caminada and Kees P. C. Goudswaard},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: International Social Security Review},
  year={2012}
}
  • C. Wang, K. Caminada, Kees P. C. Goudswaard
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: International Social Security Review
  • The aim of this article is to offer detailed information of the redistributive impact of social transfer programmes and taxes in 28 Member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, employing data that have been computed from the Luxembourg Income Study's micro-level database. We find that welfare states on average reduce inequality by 35 per cent. Social benefits have a much stronger redistributive impact than taxes. As far as social programmes are concerned… CONTINUE READING
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