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Chapter 1. Tackling Inequality

Chapter 1. Tackling Inequality »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Introduction Depending on whether income inequality is assessed across or within countries, the picture that emerges can be starkly different. If inequality is examined at the global...

Country Abbreviations

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Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Code Country name AFG Afghanistan...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Rising inequality and slow economic growth in many countries have focused attention on policies to support inclusive growth. While some inequality is inevitable in a market-based economic system, excessive i...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017
			: Tackling Inequality

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312483.089

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

At the global level, inequality has declined substantially over the past three decades, but within national boundaries, the picture is mixed: some countries have experienced a reduction in inequality while others,...

Fiscal Monitor Selected Topics

Fiscal Monitor Selected Topics »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Fiscal Monitor Archives Navigating the Fiscal Challenges Ahead...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

At the global level, inequality has declined substantially over the past three decades, but within national boundaries, the picture is mixed: some countries have experienced a reduction in inequality while others,...

Glossary

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Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

Average tax rate progression Percentage point increase in the average tax rate for an increase in income by 1 percentage point of per capita GDP. Benefit incidence Share of...

IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, October 2017

IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, October 2017 »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Health care spending, Income distribution, Social safety nets, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity

The following remarks were made by the Chair at the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion of the Fiscal Monitor, Global Financial Stability Report, and World Economic Outlook on Septemb...

Inequality and Optimal Redistributive Tax and Transfer Policies

Inequality and Optimal Redistributive Tax and Transfer Policies »

Volume/Issue: 1999/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848038.001

ISBN: 9781451848038

Keywords: Tax policy, inequality, progressive taxation, optimal taxation, transfer policy, taxation, tax rates, marginal tax rates, average tax rate

This paper explores the revenue-raising aspect of progressive taxation and derives, on the basis of a simple model, the optimal degree of tax progressivity where the tax revenue is used exclusively to finance (perf...

Inequality and Optimal Redistributive Tax and Transfer Policies

Inequality and Optimal Redistributive Tax and Transfer Policies »

Source: Inequality and Optimal Redistributive Tax and Transfer Policies

Volume/Issue: 1999/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451848038

Keywords: Tax policy, inequality, progressive taxation, optimal taxation, transfer policy, taxation, tax rates, marginal tax rates, average tax rate

This paper explores the revenue-raising aspect of progressive taxation and derives, on the basis of a simple model, the optimal degree of tax progressivity where the tax revenue is used exclusively to finance (perf...