The Measurement of Tax Progression

The Measurement of Tax Progression

by Andreas Pfingsten

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I. II. SOME BASIC REMARKS ON TAXATION 2 11. 1 Foundations 3 I I. 2 Data 11. 3 Principles of Taxation 3 I I I. TAX PROGRESSION I I 1. 1 Preliminary Definition 6 7 I I I. 2 Reasons for Progressive Taxation of Incomes IV. MEASURING THE DEGREE OF PROGRESSION IV. l Notation 10 IV. 2 Measures Suggested by Musgrave/Thin 12 IV. 3 Comparison of these Measures 14 IV. 4 A Reason for Using the RIP 17 IV. 5 The Way to Go 17 V. DIFFERENT CONCEPTS OF INEQUALITY V. l Lorenz Curves 19 V. 2 Absolute Inequality-Aversion 19 V. 3 Mixed Inequality-Aversion 20 VI. LOCAL MEASURES OF TAX PROGRESSION VI. l Building Blocks 23 VI. 2 Directly Inequality-Equivalent Tax Functions 26 VI. 3 Directly Inequality-Preserving Tax Functions 29 VI. 4 Scale Invariance 31 VI. 5 Type A 32 VI. 6 Implications 33 VI. 7 Type B 44 VI. 8 Implications 46 VI. 9 Further Desiderata for Type A Measures 50 VI. 10 Conclusions 59 VI VII. PROGRESSION AND THE DESIGN OF TAX FUNCTIONS VII. l Introduction 62 VII. 2 Constant Progressivity Tax Functions 62 VII. 3 Tax Revenue Conditions 71 VI I. 4 The German Income Tax Function and Income Distribution 1981 73 VII. 5 #-Cocop Tax Functions for Germany 78 VIi I. GLOBAL MEASURES OF TAX PROGRESSION VIlLi The Problem 83 VIII. 2 Desirable Properties 84 VIII. 3 Suggestions in the Literature 85 VIII.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540160724
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/20/1985
Series: Studies in Contemporary Economics , #20
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 133
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

The Measurement of tax Progression.- I. Introduction.- II. Some Basic Remarks on Taxation.- II.1 Foundations.- II.2 Data.- II.3 Principles of Taxation.- III. Tax Progression.- III.1 Preliminary Definition.- III.2 Reasons for Progressive Taxation of Incomes.- IV. Measuring the Degree of Progression.- IV.1 Notation.- IV.2 Measures Suggested by Musgrave/Thin.- IV.3 Comparison of these Measures.- IV.4 A Reason for Using the RIP.- IV.5 The Way to Go.- V. Different Concepts of Inequality.- V.1 Lorenz Curves.- V.2 Absolute Inequality-Aversion.- V.3 Mixed Inequality-Aversion.- VI. Local Measures of tax Progression.- VI.1 Building Blocks.- VI.2 Directly Inequality-Equivalent Tax Functions.- VI.3 Directly Inequality-Preserving Tax Functions.- VI.4 Scale Invariance.- VI.5 Type A.- VI.6 Implications.- VI.7 Type B.- VI.8 Implications.- VI.9 Further Desiderata for Type A Measures.- VI.10 Conclusions.- VII. Progression and the Design of tax Functions.- VII.1 Introduction.- VII.2 Constant Progressivity Tax Functions.- VII.3 Tax Revenue Conditions.- VII.4 The German Income Tax Function and Income Distribution 1981.- VII.5 ?-Cocop Tax Functions for Germany.- VIII. Global Measures of tax Progression.- VIII.1 The Problem.- VIII.2 Desirable Properties.- VIII.3 Suggestions in the Literature.- VIII.4 An Ethical Approach.- VIII.5 Definition of Global Measures of Tax Progression.- VIII.6 Implications.- VIII.7 Conclusions.- IX. Summary.- X. Appendix.- XI. References.

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