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See detailThe distributive impact of the Luxembourg tax-benefit system: a more comprehensive measurement
Vergnat, Vincent; d'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Liégeois, Philippe

in Public Finance Review (2022), 50

This article studies the distribution of income in Luxembourg by integrating two aspects that have been previously neglected: indirect taxation and in-kind transfers. The integration of the latter is ... [more ▼]

This article studies the distribution of income in Luxembourg by integrating two aspects that have been previously neglected: indirect taxation and in-kind transfers. The integration of the latter is essential in Luxembourg, the country with the highest public expenditure per capita in the OECD. These issues have been understudied because of some methodological challenges, including the lack of data containing all the necessary information for this type of analysis. However, with the EUROMOD microsimulation model, different data sources, and imputation methods, we are able to obtain a more complete view of the income distribution in Luxembourg. We find that, as in many developed countries, indirect taxes are regressive. On the other hand, in-kind transfers play an important role in reducing income inequality, in particular through education and health services. [less ▲]

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See detailLa fiscalité écologique au Luxembourg : quels effets redistributifs ?
Vergnat, Vincent UL; d'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Liégeois, Philippe

Report (2020)

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See detailRedistribution monétaire au Luxembourg : analyse à partir d’un modèle de microsimulation
Vergnat, Vincent UL; D'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Liégeois, Philippe

Article for general public (2019)

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See detailLuxembourg: Has inequality grown enough to matter?
Fusco, Alessio; Van Kerm, Philippe UL; Alieva, Aigul et al

in Nolan, Brian; Salverda, Wiemer; Checchi, Daniele (Eds.) et al Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences (2014)

Luxembourg experienced remarkable economic performance and employment growth since the middle of the 1980s. Based on the development of the financial sector, this growth benefited massively from the ... [more ▼]

Luxembourg experienced remarkable economic performance and employment growth since the middle of the 1980s. Based on the development of the financial sector, this growth benefited massively from the contribution of immigrants and cross-border workers to the labour force. High economic growth led to a rapid improvement in the overall living standard of the resident population. During the same period, income inequality increased too, albeit modestly. Even if the country can still be considered a low inequality country by international standards, this trend is a potential source of concern. This chapter analyses the factors that explain the rise in income inequality between 1985 and 2010 and provides a descriptive account of whether this trend has been correlated with a set of social, cultural, and political outcomes. By and large, the positive impact of the improvement of overall living standards seems to have prevailed over the potential detrimental effects of increasing inequality. [less ▲]

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