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Fiscal Incidence and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Tunisia

Nizar Jouini (), Nora Lustig (), Ahmed Moummi () and Abebe Abebe ()
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Nizar Jouini: Doha Institute for High Graduates
Ahmed Moummi: African Development Bank

No 1710, Working Papers from Tulane University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Applying standard fiscal incidence analysis to the National Survey of Consumption and Household Living Standards for 2010, this paper estimates the impact of Tunisia's tax and transfer system on inequality and poverty and assesses who benefits from public spending on education and health. Our results show that Tunisia fiscal policy reduces inequality and extreme poverty through redistributive public spending. However, the headcount ratio with the national poverty increases implying that a large number of the poor pay more in taxes than what they receive in cash transfers and subsidies. This is due to a relatively high burden of personal income taxes and social security contributions for low-income households.

Keywords: Benefit incidence; inequality; poverty; Tunisia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 H22 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-08
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