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The Impact of Family and Child-Allowances on Income Inequality in Poland. Gini Decomposition by Income Sources

Wędrowska Ewa () and Muszyńska Joanna ()
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Wędrowska Ewa: Department of Economic Applications of Informatics and Mathematics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Gagarina 13a, 87-100Toruń, Poland
Muszyńska Joanna: Department of Econometrics and Statistics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Gagarina 13a, 87-100Toruń, Poland

Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia, 2021, vol. 21, issue 1, 144-160

Abstract: Research background: This paper analyses how different income sources affect the level of inequality in Poland, with focus on the role of family and children related allowances in decreasing income inequalities in 2015–2017. Therefore, the study has focused on the various subgroups of households with children.

Keywords: household income; income inequality; Gini coefficient; income source decomposition; EU-SILC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D33 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.2478/foli-2021-0010

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