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Alternative Distributions for Inequality and Poverty Comparisons

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dc.contributor.author Creedy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-18T02:59:27Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T02:47:19Z
dc.date.available 2013
dc.date.available 2013-07-18T02:59:27Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T02:47:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2013
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18784
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an introductory review of the alternative possible income distributions which can be used when making cross-sectional evaluations of the effects of taxes and transfers using a household economic survey. This paper attempts to clarify the various alternatives, both for users of data and those wishing to interpret results. Special attention is given to the choice of income unit. The need to avoid spurious comparisons is stressed. The use of adult equivalence scales and the application of an explicit sharing rule are considered. Comparisons over time, where both the tax structure and the populations differ, are also considered. Numerical examples are used to highlight the alternative approaches and distributions. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Public Finance ; 09/2013 en_NZ
dc.subject Income distribution en_NZ
dc.subject Adult equivalence scales en_NZ
dc.subject Income unit en_NZ
dc.title Alternative Distributions for Inequality and Poverty Comparisons en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 140302 Econometric and Statistical Methods en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 380202 Econometric and statistical methods en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/cpf en_NZ

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