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What Difference Does Government Make? Measuring Redistribution in a Comparative Perspective

Whiteford, Peter


Government policies in all countries affect the distribution of household income. In high-income countries, they do so through a range of programs but most directly through the cash transfers paid to households and the direct taxes and social security contributions collected from them. In addition, other social spending programs and other forms of taxes impact on households. Different welfare states may pursue a variety of social objectives, with the balance and priority given to each of them...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing. How Important is Economic Growth? Essays in honour of Ian Castles AO and a selection of Castles' papers
DOI: 10.22459/MPW.04.2014.19
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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