Taxes, transfers and income redistribution

16 October 2014

The complex, interrelated systems of taxation and income support directly affect the capacity of Australians to live rewarding and productive lives. Researchers have investigated the impact of fiscal reforms such as changed marginal tax rates and changed rules for income support recipients on the nation's income distribution.


Nicolas Herault and Francisco Azpitarte 2014, Recent trends in income redistribution in Australia: can changes in the tax-transfer system account for the decline in redistribution?, (PDF file, 585 KB), Melbourne Institute Working Paper no. 2/14.

Nicolas Herault and Francisco Azpitarte 2013, Understanding changes in progressivity and redistributive effects: the role of tax-transfer policies and labour supply decisions (PDF file, 539 KB), Melbourne Institute Working Paper no. 33/13.


Nicolas Herault and Francisco Azpitarte 2013, Understanding recent income redistribution trends in Australia: the role of tax-transfer policies and labour supply decisions (PDF file, 1.1 MB), presentation to seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, 30 October.

Categories:  Taxation, Poverty and social exclusion
Topics:  Taxation

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