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Transfer Issues and Directions for Reform: Australian Transfer Policy in Comparative Perspective

Whiteford, Peter


Tax-transfer systems in developed countries balance a range of competing objectives, including 'poverty alleviation' and redistribution to the poor, and protection more broadly against a range of social risks, either through redistribution across the life-cycle or social insurance. In seeking to balance these objectives, governments are concerned to maximise policy effectiveness and to minimise adverse outcomes in relation to incentives to work or save or to form or dissolve families or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Melbourne Institute – Australia’s Future Tax and Transfer Policy Conference: Proceedings of a Conference


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