How much redistribution does Uruguay accomplish through social spending and taxes?
Nora Lustig (),
Maximo Rossi () and
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Marisa Bucheli: Department of Economics, Universidad de la República de Uruguay
Florencia Amábile: Department of Economics, Universidad de la República de Uruguay
No 10, Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Working Paper Series from Tulane University, Department of Economics
How progressive are revenue collection and social spending? A standard fiscal incidence analysis shows that Uruguay achieves a nontrivial reduction in inequality and poverty when all taxes and transfers are combined. Direct taxes are progressive and indirect taxes are regressive. Social spending on direct transfers, contributory pensions, education and health is quite progressive in absolute terms except for tertiary education, which is almost neutral in relative terms.
Keywords: poverty; inequality; Uruguay; social spending; taxes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I3 H2 H5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-01, Revised 2013-07
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Published in Commitment to Equity, January 2013, pages 1-17
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