Fiscal Redistribution and Income Inequality in Latin America Goni, Edwin Lopez, J. Humberto Serven, Luis 2012-03-30T07:34:34Z 2012-03-30T07:34:34Z 2011
dc.description.abstract This paper documents and compares the redistributive performance of Latin American and Western European fiscal systems. Three main conclusions emerge: (i) taxes and transfers widen the difference in income inequality between the two country groups, because (ii) the redistributive impact of the fiscal system is very large in Europe and very small in Latin America; and (iii) where fiscal redistribution is significant, it is achieved mostly through transfers rather than taxes. While the priorities of pro-equity fiscal reforms vary across Latin American countries, overall the prospects for major fiscal redistribution lie mainly in raising the volume of resources available for transfers, and improving their targeting, rather than increasing the progressivity of Latin America's tax systems. en
dc.identifier.citation World Development
dc.identifier.issn 0305750X
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions D310
dc.subject Fiscal Policy E620
dc.subject Taxation and Subsidies: Externalities
dc.subject Redistributive Effects
dc.subject Environmental Taxes and Subsidies H230
dc.subject Economic Development: Human Resources
dc.subject Human Development
dc.subject Income Distribution
dc.subject Migration O150
dc.subject Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development O230
dc.title Fiscal Redistribution and Income Inequality in Latin America en
dc.title.alternative World Development en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 812
okr.journal.nbpages 1558-1569
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.volume 39
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