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dc.contributor.authorPaulus, Alarien_US
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Hollyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsakloglou, Panosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T14:12:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-15T14:12:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64885-
dc.description.abstractInternational comparisons of inequality based on measures of disposable income may not be valid if the size and incidence of publicly-provided in kind benefits differ across the countries considered. The benefits that are financed by taxation in one country may need to be purchased out of disposable income in another. We estimate the size and incidence of in kind or non cash” benefits from public housing subsidies, education and health care for five European countries using comparable methods and data. Inequality in the augmented income measure is dramatically lower than in disposable income, with the effects of the three components varying in importance across countries. Adapting equivalence scales to take proper account of differences in needs for health care and education across population members reduces the scale of the effect, but does not eliminate it.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Essex, Institute for Social and Economic Research Colchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUROMOD Working Paper EM10/09en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelH51en_US
dc.subject.jelH52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordin kind transfersen_US
dc.subject.keywordcross-national comparisonsen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Lageen_US
dc.subject.stwVerfügbares Einkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwSubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwImmobilienfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitswesenen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe distributional impact of in kind public benefits in European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn632177535en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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