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Political preferences for redistribution in Sweden
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. Uppsala University ; CESifo, Germany. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
Ratio Institute, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Economic Inequality, ISSN 1569-1721, E-ISSN 1573-8701, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 345-367Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examine preferences for redistribution inherent in Swedish tax policy during 1971-2012 using the inverse optimal tax approach. The income distribution is carefully characterized with the help of administrative register data, and we employ behavioral elasticities reflecting the perceived distortionary effects of taxation. The revealed social welfare weights are high for non-workers, small for low-income earners, and hump-shaped around the median. At the top, they are always negative, especially so during the high-tax years of the 1970s and '80s. The weights on non-workers increased sharply in the 1970s, fell drastically in the late '80s and early '90s, and have since then increased.

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 15, no 4, p. 345-367
Keyword [en]
Redistribution, Social welfare weights, Optimal taxation, Inverse optimal taxation, Social preferences
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69532DOI: 10.1007/s10888-017-9368-4ISI: 000419516700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69532DiVA, id: diva2:1170017
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved

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