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dc.contributor.authorBargain, Olivieren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:55:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:55:58Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46136-
dc.description.abstractFor policy makers and analysts, it is important to isolate the redistributive impact of tax-benefit policy changes from changes in the environment in which policies operate. When actual reforms are motivated by work incentives, it is also crucial to evaluate behavioural responses and the distributional consequences thereof. For that purpose, we embed counterfactual simulations in a formal framework based on the Shapley value decomposition and quantify the relative roles of (i) tax-benefit policy changes (direct policy effect), (ii) labour supply responses to the policy reforms (indirect effect) and (iii) all other factors affecting income distribution over time. An application to the UK shows that the redistributive reforms of the 1998-2001 period have offset the increase in inequality that would have occurred otherwise. They also contribute to a strong decline in child poverty and poverty amongst single parent households. In the latter group, a third of the headcount poverty reduction (and half of the reduction in the depth of poverty) is on account of the very large incentive effect of policy changes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5226en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.jelH53en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtax-benefit policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordShapley value decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbehavioural microsimulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour supplyen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSteuerpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSozialtransferen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungswirkungen_US
dc.subject.stwDekompositionsverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwShapley-Werten_US
dc.subject.stwGro├čbritannienen_US
dc.titleBack to the future: Decomposition analysis of distributive policies using behavioural simulationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn660702193en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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