The Distribution and Redistribution of Income: Third Edition

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Manchester University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 313 pages
Provides an up-to-date synthesis of the many strands of distributional analysis used in the fields of social policy, welfare theory and public finance. Develops a consistent mathematical approach into a self-contained and unified treatment of the distribution and redistribution of income. Thoroughly updated edition of a well adopted textbook. Substantially enhanced by the inclusion of two new chapters on Poverty and Horizontal Inequity (unfairness in income taxes) - issues of popular interest in which there has been a great deal of recent theoretical research. A reference and resource work spanning several areas of economics not drawn together elsewhere.
 

Contents

1
3
The size distribution of income
13
Lorenz curves and welfare comparisons
45
6
72
Social welfare and inequality aversion
87
Abbreviated social welfare functions and inequality indices
106
Poverty
133
The income tax
174
A progressive income tax schedule
187
Income tax reform and social welfare
219
Differences in income tax treatment
237
The net fiscal system
263
Bibliography
284
Index
306
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Page 287 - Atkinson and Bourguignon's dominance criteria: extended and applied to the measurement of poverty in France.
Page 286 - Measures of Relative Equality and Their Meaning in Terms of Social Welfare," Journal of Economic Theory, 18, 59-80. - (1980): "Ethical Indices for the Measurement of Poverty," Econometrica, 48, 10531062. (1984): "Ethical Social Index Numbers and the Measurement of Effective Tax/Benefit Progressivity," Canadian Journal of Economics, 17, 683-94.

About the author (2001)

Peter Lambert is Professor of Economics at the University of York.

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