No. 2017-04 - Reducing Poverty and Inequality Through Tax-Benefit Reform and the Minimum Wage: The UK as a Case-Study

Date: 13 April 2017

Atkinson’s book Inequality: What Can Be Done? (Harvard University Press, 2015) sets out a range of concrete proposals aimed at reducing income inequality, which cover a very broad span but include major changes to the income tax and social transfers system and the minimum wage. These are framed with specific reference to the UK but have much broader relevance in demonstrating how substantial the impact on inequality of such measures could be. This paper assesses ...

Tony Atkinson Brian Nolan Chrysa Leventi Holly Sutherland Iva Tasseva

Employment, Equity and Growth

No. 2017-04 - Reducing Poverty and Inequality Through Tax-Benefit Reform and the Minimum Wage: The UK as a Case-Study


Type: inet-working-paper

Atkinson, A.B., Leventi, C., Nolan, B., Sutherland, H. & Tasseva, I. (2017). 'Reducing Poverty and Inequality Through Tax-Benefit Reform and the Minimum Wage: The UK as a Case-Study'. INET Oxford Working Paper No. 2017-04.


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