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Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

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Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countries

Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countries

Chapter:
(p.371) Fifteen Income inequalities and poverty among children and households with children in selected OECD countries
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
Author(s):

Howard Oxley

Thai-Thanh Dang

Michael F. Förster

Michele Pellizzari

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0016

This chapter studies the changes that occurred in average incomes, poverty of children, and the distribution of incomes. It suggests some possible factors that support these changes, and analyses the response of the tax/transfer system to changes in market income across countries and over time. The discussion tries to determine whether the economic situation of children has deteriorated, while the changes to the overall income distribution of children are analysed using the different distribution indices. The chapter also looks at the impact of income taxes and public transfers on low incomes among children, and provides some implications of the results for policy.

Keywords:   average incomes, child poverty, income distribution, tax/transfer system, market income changes, economic situation, distribution indices, income taxes, public transfers

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