Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Redistributive Impact of Public Policies in a Country With a High Level of Income Inequality: The Case of Chile
University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
2014 (English)In: Poverty & Public Policy, ISSN 1944-2858, E-ISSN 1944-2858, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 117-134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
The content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the distributive impact of public policies in Chile. The economy of this country has expanded, incomes of many households have increased, and poverty has declined. However, the level of income inequality has stagnated at a high level and seems to be virtually unaffected by the economical and social changes experienced by the Chilean society. One finding that emerges from the literature is that although subsidies have, to some degree, played a role in the fight of poverty, their role in the reduction of income inequality is minor. Regarding taxes, several analyses have shown that it is possible to increase the distributive impact of the tax system in Chile, but this potential has not yet been exploited. This is surprising given that the tax system in place in Chile is regressive rather than progressive. Public expenditures in health and education are clearly affecting the distribution of incomes and seem to be the method chosen by Chile's policy makers to achieve a more equal society. However, this ambition seems to have been strongest in the early 1990s and in the period 2006–2010.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. , 2014. Vol. 6, no 2, p. 117-134
Keywords [en]
Income Inequality
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Bussiness and IT
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1900DOI: 10.1002/pop4.72Local ID: 2320/14133OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1900DiVA, id: diva2:869978
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Palma, Alexis

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Palma, Alexis
By organisation
School of Business and IT
In the same journal
Poverty & Public Policy
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 845 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf