Monday, November 17, 2008


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) at the ILO

Policies for redistribution: The use of taxes and social transfers
by Naren Prasad
[full-text, 42 pages]

The Report examines a number of factors which may be conducive to excessive
income inequality, such as financial globalization and steep increases in
executive pay, disconnected from firm performance. The role of domestic factors
is also analysed, including i) emerging patterns of employer-employee
bargaining; ii) the trend increase in non-standard forms of employment; and iii)
the ability of the tax and transfer systems to redistribute the gains from
economic growth.
This paper presents in-depth research on the role of redistribution policies. It has been prepared by Naren Prasad,
with assistance from Megan Gerecke. The paper examines trends in taxes and
social transfers in a wide range of countries. This is a welcome innovation
since most of the analyses so far focused on advanced economies.   

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