Redistributive impact and efficiency of Mexico's fiscal system

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dc.description.abstract A comprehensive tax and benefit incidence analysis is presented covering the redistributive fiscal instruments implemented in Mexico in 2008 and 2010, representative of the urban and rural sectors, as well as nationally. The expansion of basic social programs and effectively targeted direct monetary transfers have increased the progressivity of Mexico´s fiscal system in recent years. However, the overall redistributive impact of this system is limited by a comparatively unproductive tax system, a comparatively small share of resources allocated to direct transfers, and a significant share of spending tied to instruments with low redistributive effectiveness (subsidies to contributory social security systems, generalized consumer subsidies, tertiary public education). The transition to a more effective and equitable fiscal system will require a comprehensive tax-benefits reform designed to improve tax productivity and benefit equity, combining a broad tax base with universally accessible public services and social protection. en
dc.title Redistributive impact and efficiency of Mexico's fiscal system en
dc.contributor.author Scott, John
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-04T18:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-04T18:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/48665
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Tax-benefit incidence analysis
dc.subject Social spending
dc.subject Inequality
dc.subject Poverty
dc.subject Mexico
dc.type Article

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