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dc.contributor.authorImmervoll, Herwigen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Horacioen_US
dc.contributor.authorNogueira, José Ricardoen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, Cathalen_US
dc.contributor.authorde Siqueira, Rozane Bezerraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:51:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:51:54Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33838-
dc.description.abstractThe Brazilian government raises taxes amounting to 35% of GDP and spends more than two thirds of this on social programmes. These shares are in pair with the OECD averages and well in excess of Latin America averages. However, while tax-benefit systems in most OECD countries reduce income disparities very significantly, the Brazilian government has been much less successful in alleviating inequality and poverty. Focussing on taxes and cash transfers, this paper investigates the impact of the government budget on the income distribution in Brazil, and evaluates its efficiency and effectiveness in reducing inequality and poverty. We present BRAHMS, a new tax-benefit microsimulation model for Brazil and illustrate its use by evaluating the impact of policy on economic inequality. It is argued that microsimulation provides a valuable analytical tool for policy makers in emerging and developing countries in particular.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2114en_US
dc.subject.jelH22en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrosimulationen_US
dc.titleThe impact of Brazil's tax-benefit system on inequality and povertyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn520217772en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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