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|Contents:||Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Conceptual Issues in the measurement of Income Distribution: 2. Income-recipient units and their differing needs; 3. Income concept in the analysis of income distribution; Part II. Measures of Income Inequality, Redistribution, and Equity: 4. On the measurement of income inequality; 5. Measures of redistribution and equity; Part III. Distribution and Redistribution of Income: 6. Distribution of income in Australia; 7. Tax rates and government benefit rates by income ranges; 8. Effects of taxes and cash benefits on equity; 9. Redistribution of income within and between socioeconomic and demographic groups; 10. Progressivity of sales tax on individual expenditure items; Part IV. Welfare and Poverty: 11. Distribution of welfare in Australia; 12. Optimal negative income taxation, when individuals feel envious; 13. The impact of taxes and cash benefits on poverty; Appendix; Notes; References; Author index; Subject index.|