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Fiscal Policies and Poverty Incidence: The Case of Thailand

Warr, Peter


The evidence presented in this paper suggests that moderate, once-only pro-poor fiscal reallocations may have significant effects on both poverty incidence and inequality. The paper simulates the effects of hypothetical reallocations of the total tax burden away from taxes falling heavily on the poor (indirect taxes in general) and towards those falling predominantly on the rich (direct taxes, especially the personal income tax). It performs a similar exercise for hypothetical reallocations of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Economic Journal


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