Have tax-transfer policy reforms increased inequality?
AuthorKalb, G; Herault, N; Azpitarte, F
Source TitleMelbourne Institute Research Insight
PublisherMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
AffiliationMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
CitationsKalb, G., Herault, N. & Azpitarte, F. (2020). Have tax-transfer policy reforms increased inequality?. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access URLhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/publications/research-insights/search/result?paper=3274549
Australia has experienced 28 years of uninterrupted annual economic growth. Since reaching a peak of 11 per cent in 1993, the unemployment rate declined sharply and has been below 6 per cent for most of the period since mid-2003. Yet despite unprecedented economic expansion in Australia since the mid-1990s, fiscal reform has created a less progressive tax-transfer system, contributing to rising income inequality.
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