Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68972
Authors: 
Callan, Tim
Walsh, John
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
EUROMOD Working Paper Series EM1/06
Abstract: 
A method of systematically assessing the “first-round” impact of tax and transfer policy changes on the income distribution and the incidence of relative income poverty is proposed. It involves the construction of a “distributionally neutral” policy, which can be approximated by a policy which indexes tax allowances, credits and bands and welfare payment rates in line with a broad measure of income growth. The impact of actual policy changes in five EU countries over the 1998 to 2001 period is then measured against this benchmark, using the EUROMOD tax-benefit model.
Subjects: 
Distributive impact
relative income poverty
microsimulation
JEL: 
H23
H53
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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