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Balancing Efficiency and Equity in the Tax and Transfer System

Stewart, Miranda; Whiteford, Peter

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Tax-transfer systems in developed countries balance a range of competing objectives. The tax-transfer system appears quintessentially public – we raise taxes to fund government goods and services, to achieve redistribution and to address inequality, while we provide transfers in the welfare state to achieve poverty alleviation and to protect against a range of risks as a form of social insurance. However, the ‘public’ tax-transfer system is not separate from, but is instead interdependent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204896
Book Title: Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology
DOI: 10.4324/9781351245944-13

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