International Comparison of Household Income Inequalities and Redistribution Effect of Taxes
AbstractThe Luxembourg Income Study data sets for 10 countries are used for an international comparison of inequality among households. Inequality in household income is measured using a number of measures to gauge the robust nature of our observations. In the process, pretax and posttax inequality in income are measured in order to learn about the nature of income tax progressivity in each country. The effects of household size on the measured inequality are discussed as well.