The Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty: Comparing Income Distributions
'. . . this book is likely to be of most interest to specialists in income distribution and tax-transfer systems. Since many of the original articles are not easily accessible, it is convenient to have them brought together.' - S.P. Jenkins, Journal of Economics This important book is concerned with the evaluation of changes in income distribution and the analysis of tax and transfer systems.
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n Crosssectional Comparisons
Measuring Inequality and Poverty
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1985 structure accounting period aggregate poverty alternative analysis approach arithmetic mean assumption Atkinson average chapter coefficient cohort commodity groups comparisons Creedy cross-sectional distribution cycle depends equal equation equivalence scales equivalent income equivalent variations estimated evaluation examined example gamma distribution geometric mean Gini inequality measure Gini measure given gives Hence higher income changes income distribution income groups increase indifference curve individuals inequality aversion involves labour supply lifetime income linear income tax lognormal lognormal distribution Lorenz curve males marginal tax rates measure of inequality mobility process obtained optimal tax parameters post-tax income poverty gap poverty line poverty measures pre-tax income present value price changes progressivity proportion random ratio re-ranking redistributive effect regression shown simulation model social welfare function specified systematic Table tax and transfer tax structure tax system taxation threshold total expenditure transfer system utility function value judgements variability variance of logarithms wage rate Zealand