The distributional effects of tax-benefit policies under New Labour : a Shapley decomposition

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dc.contributor.authorBargain, Olivier-
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-26T14:19:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-26T14:19:19Z-
dc.date.issued2009-02-
dc.identifier.other200907en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/2604-
dc.description.abstractUsing counterfactual microsimulations, Shapley decompositions of time change in inequality and poverty indices make it possible to disentangle and quantify the relative effect of tax-benefi…t policy changes, compared to all other effects including shifts in the distribution of market income. Using this approach also helps to clarify the different issues underlying the distributional evaluation of policy reforms. An application to the UK (1998-2001) con…firms previous fi…ndings that inequality and depth of poverty would have increased under the …first New Labour government, had important reforms like the extensions of income support and tax credits not been implemented. These reforms have also contributed to substantially reduce poverty among families with children and pensioners.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen
dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. Geary Institute-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP 09 07en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP2009/18-
dc.relation.requiresEconomists Online Collectionen
dc.subjectTax-benefit policyen
dc.subjectInequalityen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectShapley decompositionen
dc.subjectMicrosimulationen
dc.subject.classificationH23en
dc.subject.classificationH53en
dc.subject.classificationI32en
dc.subject.lcshTax credits--Great Britainen
dc.subject.lcshFiscal policy--Great Britainen
dc.subject.lcshPoverty--Great Britainen
dc.subject.lcshIncome distribution--Great Britainen
dc.titleThe distributional effects of tax-benefit policies under New Labour : a Shapley decompositionen
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