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Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital1

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Source: Growing Apart, Losing Trust? The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital

Volume/Issue: 2016/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Gould , and Alexander Hijzen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475529487

Keywords: social capital, earnings, redistribution

There is a widespread perception that trust and social capital have declined in United States as well as other advanced economies, while income inequality has tended to increase. While previous research has noted t...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017
			: Tackling Inequality

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312483.089

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity, universal basic income, education, health

At the global level, inequality has declined substantially over the past three decades, but within national boundaries, the picture is mixed: some countries have experienced a reduction in inequality while others,...

Lessons from the Old Masters on Assessing Equity and Efficiency: A Primer for Fiscal Policymakers

Lessons from the Old Masters on Assessing Equity and Efficiency: A Primer for Fiscal Policymakers »

Source: Lessons from the Old Masters on Assessing Equity and Efficiency: A Primer for Fiscal Policymakers

Volume/Issue: 2017/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Paolo Mauro , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484322000

Keywords: equality and efficiency, fiscal redistribution, General, Externalities

How can a society's well-being be measured to include not only average incomes but also their distribution? How can the effects of policies be assessed by considering both equity and efficiency? This primer outline...

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth »

Source: Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Andrew Berg , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484352076

Keywords: Redistribution, Inequality, Growth, gini, redistributive transfers, income distribution, dependent variable, gini coefficient, and Growth,

The Fund has recognized in recent years that one cannot separate issues of economic growth and stability on one hand and equality on the other. Indeed, there is a strong case for considering inequality and an inabi...

Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare

Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare »

Source: Fiscal Redistribution and Social Welfare

Volume/Issue: 2019/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Devin D'Angelo , and Brooks Evans

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398081

Keywords: Social security, Income distribution, Personal income taxes, Social welfare programs, Fiscal policy, Fiscal redistribution, progressivity, targeting, transfers, taxes

Fiscal policy is a key tool for achieving distributional objectives in advanced economies. This paper embeds the discussion of fiscal redistribution within the standard social welfare framework, which lends itself...

The Intragenerational Redistributive Effects of Unfunded Pension Programs

The Intragenerational Redistributive Effects of Unfunded Pension Programs »

Source: The Intragenerational Redistributive Effects of Unfunded Pension Programs

Volume/Issue: 1998/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Cubeddu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451859089

Keywords: demographics, heterogeneity, redistribution, simulation, annuity markets, life expectancy, retirement

This paper provides a quantitative evaluation of the intracohort redistributive elements of the U.S. social security system in the context of a computable general equilibrium model. It determines how the well-being...

Botswana

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Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475504897

Keywords: income inequalities, gini coefficient, child labor, redistributive policies, social safety

Poverty and unemployment remained high in Botswana. The shortcomings of the labor market policies are responsible for a high unemployment rate. This selected issues paper sheds considerable light on ways that Botsw...

Botswana: Selected Issues

Botswana: Selected Issues »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475504897

Keywords: income inequalities, gini coefficient, child labor, redistributive policies, social safety

Poverty and unemployment remained high in Botswana. The shortcomings of the labor market policies are responsible for a high unemployment rate. This selected issues paper sheds considerable light on ways that Botsw...

Inequality and Poverty across Generations in the European Union

Inequality and Poverty across Generations in the European Union »

Source: Inequality and Poverty across Generations in the European Union

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tingyun Chen , Jean-Jacques Hallaert , Alexander Pitt , Haonan Qu , Maximilien Queyranne , Alaina Rhee , Anna Shabunina , Jérôme Vandenbussche , and Irene Yackovlev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484338445

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Labor market policy, Labor policy, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality, Inequality, Poverty, Europe, Redistribution

This SDN studies the evolution of inequality across age groups leading up to and since the global financial crisis, as well as implications for fiscal and labor policies. Europe's population is aging, child and you...

Economic Transformation and Income Distribution

Economic Transformation and Income Distribution »

Source: Economic Transformation and Income Distribution : Some Evidence From the Baltic Countries

Volume/Issue: 1996/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Beatrice Weder , and Peter Cornelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1996

ISBN: 9781451843071

Keywords: distribution of income, income distribution, gini coefficient, redistributive effects, household surveys

A transition from a centrally planned to a market economy implies a massive reallocation of resources requiring realignments in relative prices, which may have important distributional effects. This paper examines...