Skip to main content

Publicly‐provided Services: How Do they Change the Distribution of Households' Economic Resources?

Buy Article:

$32.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Public services to households significantly narrow inequality, although this reduction is typically lower than that achieved by the combined effect of household taxes and public cash transfers. This inequality‐reducing effect results mainly from a relatively uniform distribution of these services across the population, which implies that they account for a larger share of the resources of people at the bottom of the distribution than at the top.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2008-10-01

  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more