Policy Analysis Using the Decomposition of the Gini by Non-marginal Analysis

  • Shlomo Yitzhaki
  • Edna Schechtman
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS, volume 272)


The objective of this chapter is to demonstrate the usefulness of several decompositions of the Gini (and the EG) in order to analyze the strengths and the weaknesses of various policies. We concentrate on distributional issues. The other component of the problem of tax reform—the estimation of the marginal cost of taxation—is identical to the description given in Chap. 14 hence it will not be repeated here.


Income Inequality Transition Matrix Gini Coefficient Gini Index Transition Matrice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomo Yitzhaki
    • 1
  • Edna Schechtman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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