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Title:The Distributional Impact of Social Transfers in the European Union: Evidence from the ECHP PDF Logo
Authors:Heady, Christopher
Mitrakos, Theodore
Tsakloglou, Panos
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 356
Abstract:Social transfers vary enormously across the EU, as has been demonstrated in earlier research. This paper analyses the comparative effects of cash transfers on inequality and poverty, using consistent household data. The analysis shows that the distributional impact of these transfers is greater in countries that spend a higher proportion of income on them but that there are other important determinants, including the distribution of funds between different types of transfers and the degree of targeting for each transfer.
Subjects:social transfers
income distribution
European Union
household survey
JEL:I38
H55
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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