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The Atkinson Inequality Measure and Inequality Aversion

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dc.contributor.author Creedy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-28T00:37:09Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:25:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-28T00:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:25:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2019
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20918
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the precise way in which the Atkinson inequality measures varies as inequality aversion increases. The aim is to investigate whether precise conditions can be obtained under which a tax reform might be judged to be inequality reducing for one range of aversion parameters, and inequality increasing for another range. A number of elasticities, with respect to inequality aversion, are derived and shown to have convenient interpretations. Specific conditions cannot be produced because the Atkinson measure can take the same value for a range of alternative distributions. Nevertheless, intersecting profiles of Atkinson measures plotted against inequality aversion can arise without the need for pathological assumptions about changes in the income distribution. The analysis shows the need to consider a range of aversion parameters when examining changes to the tax and transfer system. By considering only one or two values, it could be concluded incorrectly that a tax reform is progressive, when a higher degree of inequality aversion would judge a change to be regressive. 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 ; 01/2019 en_NZ
dc.subject Atkinson inequality measure en_NZ
dc.subject Distributional comparisons. en_NZ
dc.subject Inequality aversion en_NZ
dc.title The Atkinson Inequality Measure and Inequality Aversion en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 140215 Public Economics - Taxation and Revenue en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 380115 Public economics - taxation and revenue en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/cpf en_NZ

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