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Title Fiscal policy, inequality, and welfare / edited by Yoram Amiel, John A. Bishop
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : JAI, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Series Research on economic inequality ; 10
Research on economic inequality ; 10
Contents Non-uniform consumption taxes : a blunt redistributive instrument? / John Creedy -- Ranking individuals versus groups / Shlomo Yitzhaki, Maggie Eisenstaedt -- Flat taxes and inequality in Canada / James Davies, Michael Hoy, Tracy Lynch -- The impact of public transfers on inequality and social welfare : comparing Mexico's progresa / Quentin Wodon, Benedicte de la Briere, Corinne Siaens, Shlomo Yitzhaki -- Income tax progressivity in the United States : new evidence, 1969-1995 / Qi Zhang, John P. Formby -- The distributional effects of U.S. tax and transfer policy on the household / Jeffrey A. Mills, Sourushe Zandvakili -- Marginal tax rates and the measurement of tax progressivity / Lea Achdut, Yasser Awad, Jacques Silber -- Redistribution, welfare and equity effects of marriage tax penalties in the United States / John P. Formby, John A. Bishop, Hoseong Kim -- Horizontal equity and differences in income tax treatment : a reconciliation / Xavier Ramos, Peter J. Lambert -- Classical horizontal inequity and reranking : an integrating approach / Jean-Yves Duclos, Vincent Jalbert, Abdelkrim Araar -- Introduction / Yoram Amiel, John A. Bishop
Summary Contains ten papers, both theoretical and applied, on tax progressivity and tax and transfer equity. Theory topics covered include consumption tax equity, alternative definitions of tax progressivity, horizontal equity and reranking. The applied work includes studies of Australia's consumption taxes, Israel's national insurance tax system, Mexican transfer system, Canadian tax equity, trends in US tax and transfer progressivity and a study of the impact of the repeal of the US marriage tax penalty
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Subject Equality.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Fiscal policy.
Income distribution -- Government policy -- United States.
Income distribution -- Government policy.
Tax shifting.
Taxation -- United States.
Welfare economics.
Form Electronic book
Author Amiel, Yoram.
Bishop, John A.
ISBN 1849502129 (electronic bk.)
9781849502122 (electronic bk.)