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Analyzing redistribution policies : a study using Australian data

Author: Nanak Kakwani
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1986, this book explores the areas of income distribution and welfare.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nanak Kakwani
ISBN: 9780521126311 0521126312
OCLC Number: 444403509
Description: p. cm.
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.
Responsibility: Nanak Kakwani.

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