Chapter

Effects of Taxation on the Distribution of Income

Hiromitsu Ishi

in The Japanese Tax System

Third edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780199242566
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242569.003.0009
 Effects of Taxation on the Distribution of Income

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Deals with the effects of income taxes on income distribution. It is widely believed that the individual income tax, with progressive tax rates, can reduce the inequality of income distribution or at least slowdown its growth. An attempt is made to correlate information about the redistribution effects of income taxes with the distribution of income.

Keywords: Gini coefficient; household survey; income distribution; income tax; progressive tax; redistribution; salary; self‐employment; wages

Chapter.  6531 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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