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Lifetime Income Distribution and Redistribution : Applications of a Microsimulation Model - A. F. Harding

Lifetime Income Distribution and Redistribution

Applications of a Microsimulation Model

By: A. F. Harding (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 1993
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Lifetime distribution and redistribution is analysed in this book, in far more detail than has been attempted before. A dynamic cohort microsimulation model is used as an exciting new tool to analyse several questions which have previously been almost impossible to answer. These questions concern income distribution and redistribution, social security and income tax incidence. This book will be of interest to those working in social and economic policy who are concerned about such issues. It will also be of interest to the rapidly growing numbers of researchers and government analysts constructing microsimulation models.

... a very good book that moves us further along in our understanding of what such a distribution would look like and how taxation policies and income support policies can alter them. I recommend this book to anyone interested in questions of income distribution and redistribution. Journal of Economic Literature

Preface
Lifetime Income and Microsimulation Models
Introduction
lt Simulating longitudinal data
Outline of this book
Microsimulation Models
lt Types of microsimulation models
Problems of dynamic microsimulation models
Key Characteristics of the Model
lt Simulating the impact of government
Limitations of the model
Income and tax measures used in the model
Lifetime Results
Lifetime Income by Education, Family Status, and Unemployment Status
lt Lifetime income by education status
Lifetime income by familty status
Lifetime income by unemployment status
The Distribution of Lifetime Income
lt Lifetime income distribution of males
Lifetime income distribution of females
Income sharing within the family
Lifetime income for the entire cohort
Lifetime vs Annual Income Distribution and Redistribution
lt Annual income distribution by sex
Lifetime vs annual distribution
Lifetime vs annual tax-transfer incidence
Cash transfers and adjusted income taxes
Lifetime vs annual incidence of education
Lifecycle Income Distribution and Redistribution
lt Lifecycle income by lifetime income
Lifecycle income by lifetime family status
Lifecycle income by lifetime education status
Construction of the Model
The Demographic, Disability and Education Modules
lt Mortality
Disability, handicap and invalidity
Primary and secondary schooling
Tertiary education
Family formation and dissolution
Fertility
Labour Force Participation and Unemployment
lt Overview of the module
Labour force participation
Self-employment status
Full and part-time status and annual hours worked
Unemployment status and hours unemployed
Full-time students and invalids
Labour force profiles of the cohort
Earned and Unearned Income.lt
Simulating earnings
Investment income
Superannuation income
Maintenance income
Government Expenditures and Taxes
lt Social security outlays
Education outlays
Income tax
Conclusion
lt Lifetime vs annual income distribution
Lifetime vs annual tax-transfer incidence
Intra vs inter-personal income redistribution
Relative position of men and women
Lifetime income by education
Lifetime income by family status
The 1986 Australian Income Distribution Survey
Endnotes
References
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780444898432
ISBN-10: 0444898433
Series: Contributions to Economic Analysis
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.04