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The effect on household income of government taxation and expenditure in 1988, 1998, 2007 and 2010

Aziz, Omar and Gibbons, Matthew and Ball, Chris and Gorman, Emma (2012) The effect on household income of government taxation and expenditure in 1988, 1998, 2007 and 2010. Policy Quarterly, 8 (1). pp. 29-38.

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Abstract

Governments change the resources available to households through both spending and taxation. This article examines the extent to which the government redistributes from high to low-income households, and how this has changed since 1988. As well as covering market outcomes and the effects of personal income tax and cash benefits on the disposable incomes of households, the distribution of indirect taxes and of government expenditure on in-kind social services is calculated. The results reveal how government affects the distribution of post-tax income received by households, when income is defined considerably more broadly than usual. This article extends Treasury’s previous fiscal incidence study of 1988 and 1998 using 2007 and 2010 data.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Policy Quarterly
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 72436
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2015 23:07
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 23:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72436

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