How the federal tax and transfer system interacts with income inequality: YN5-90/2015E-PDF
Income inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, has been increasing in Canada since at least the 1970s. The Canadian tax and transfer system has historically served to reduce market income inequality. Over time, as inequality has increased, and as various tax and transfers have been added or removed, their impact on inequality has also changed. This report examines both the impact of income inequality on taxes and transfers (henceforth the federal fiscal balance), and the impact of the tax and transfer system on income inequality.
|Department/Agency||Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.|
|Title||How the federal tax and transfer system interacts with income inequality|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Interactions entre le système fédéral d’impôts et de transferts et l’inégalité de revenus. “Ottawa, Canada. March 10, 2015.”|
|Number of Pages||29 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Income, Inequality, Federal taxes, Transfer payments|
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