Author:Martin Ravallion
Subject: Poverty and Inequality
" /> Abstract: The government of a rich country will be disinclined to give its aid to a country that has internal capacity to tackle poverty through redistribution from people at a similar standard of living to taxpayers in that rich country. Yet we do not have tools for measuring the capacity for redistribution that reflect this property. Indeed, past measures imply heavy tax burdens on people who would be considered poor in rich countries.

keywords: Do Poorer Countries Have Less Capacity for Redistribution?
Date Publication: 09/23/2009 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 97
Language: English