Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205684
Authors: 
Ball, Christopher
Creedy, John
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
New Zealand Treasury Working Paper No. 15/06
Publisher: 
New Zealand Government, The Treasury, Wellington
Abstract: 
This paper provides an empirical analysis of annual income and expenditure inequality in New Zealand over a thirty-year period from the early 1980s. The extent of redistribution through the tax and benefit system is also explored. Household Economic Survey data are used for each year from 1983/84 to 1997/98 inclusive, 2000/01 and 2003/04 , and for each year from 2006/07. Survey calibration methods are used to examine income and expenditure inequality on the assumption that a range of (approximately 50) population characteristics remain constant over the period. Furthermore, decomposition methods are used to examine the separate contributions to changing inequality of population ageing, changes in labour force participation and household structure.
JEL: 
H23
H24
I3
ISBN: 
978-0-478-43658-7
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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