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Title:The effects of taxes and benefits on income distribution in the enlarged EU PDF Logo
Authors:Paulus, Alari
Čok, Mitja
Figari, Francesco
Hegedüs, Péter
Kump, Nataša
Lelkes, Orsolya
Levy, Horacio
Lietz, Christine
Lüpsik, Silja
Mantovani, Daniela
Morawski, Leszek
Sutherland, Holly
Szivos, Péter
Võrk, Andres
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:EUROMOD Working Paper EM8/09
Abstract:Tax and benefit systems in the enlarged EU vary significantly in size and structure. We examine how taxes and benefits shape income distributions in 19 EU countries, focusing on the differences between Western European countries (EU15) and Eastern European countries (Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia). We use EUROMOD, the European tax-benefit microsimulation model, which simulates taxes and benefits for representative samples of household micro-data and through a common framework which allows the analysis of cross-country differences on a comparable basis. The analysis concentrates on the distribution and composition of incomes, and the effect of taxes and benefits on poverty and inequality.
Subjects:European Union
Estonia
Hungary
Poland
Slovenia
income distribution
taxes
benefits
JEL:C81
D31
P50
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:EUROMOD Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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