equivalence scale

Publication date: 18 Oct 2019 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Macroeconomics | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: Hérault, N | JEL classification: D31, H23, I38 | NIESR discussion paper number: 510
An issue of interest in the literature that explores the drivers of inequality is the distributional bearing of tax and transfer policy, where an important theme concerns changes in the relative treatment of alternative population subgroups.  We develop an empirical approach for quantifying the...
Publication date: 9 Jan 2015 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Van de Ven, J | External authors: Herault, N, Azpitarte, F | JEL classification: D31, H23, I38 | NIESR discussion paper number: 444
This paper describes a simple and tractable method for identifying equivalence scales that reflect the value judgements implicit in a tax-benefit system. The approach depends on two identifying assumptions and a functional description for transfer payments that can be estimated using common micro-...