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Author Bucheli, Marisa

Title Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Uruguay [electronic resource] / Marisa Bucheli

Published Washington, D.C., The World Bank, 2013


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (41 p.)
Series Policy research working papers.
World Bank e-Library.
Summary How much redistribution does Uruguay accomplish through social spending and taxes? How progressive are revenue collection and social spending? A standard fiscal incidence analysis shows that Uruguay achieves a nontrivial reduction in inequality and poverty when all taxes and transfers are combined. In comparison with five other countries in Latin America, it ranks first (poverty reduction) and second (inequality reduction), and first in terms of poverty reduction effectiveness and third in terms of overall (including transfers in-kind) inequality reduction effectiveness. Direct taxes are progressive and indirect taxes are regressive. Social spending on direct transfers, contributory pensions, education and health is quite progressive in absolute terms except for tertiary education, which is almost neutral in relative terms.
Other author Amabile, Florencia
Bucheli, Marisa
Lustig, Nora
Rossi, Maximo
Standard Number 10.1596/1813-9450-6380