Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229376
Authors: 
Jordá, Vanesa
Alonso, José M.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/152
Abstract: 
Over the past two decades, research on the impacts of a diverse range of public policies and income inequality has seen rapid growth. Despite the large number of publications to date, there remain important lacunae in our understanding of how policy interventions might help to reduce income inequality. This paper aims to fill this void by providing a systematic literature review of 270 publications that examine four key policy areas: (1) tax policy, (2) social benefits, (3) labour market interventions, and (4) education policy. We describe patterns of empirical findings and implications drawn from the reviewed publications. The strengths and weaknesses of the existing literature are also discussed, along with potential future research avenues.
Subjects: 
income inequality
systematic literature review
tax policy
social benefits
labour market
education policy
JEL: 
H23
I24
I38
J08
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-909-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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