ERIC Number: ED123267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Inequality and Redistribution Policy Issues: Principles and Swedish Experience; Comment on Lindbeck's Paper [and] Discussion Paper.
Alternative methods of redistribution policy in mixed economies are compared in this paper. The paper deals with the objectives, methods, and problems in redistribution policy. The chief objective is to highlight principles and general problems, drawing heavily on the experiences of Sweden. This country is chosen as a case study since attempts to pursue an income redistribution policy have been made in this country since the early 1930's. Foci of the paper include strategic variables in distribution policy, distribution between the public and private sectors, distribution within the private sector, and the efficiency of distribution policy. Two discussants' comments are attached to the report. One takes a positive view of what can be accomplished by traditional measures to achieve greater equality and equality of opportunity. A comparison of Sweden and Great Britain in terms of distribution of consumption and wealth, the tax system, and the extent to which the provision of free services or goods such as health, school meals, or education achieves greater equality by removing those items from the area within which income differences find experession in spending, are addressed. The second paper remarks on Lindbeck's step by step procedures and how they call attention to the differences between income, consumption, and welfare. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Conference Reports, Economic Factors, Economic Progress, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Formal Criticism, Income, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Mobility, Social Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Success, Taxes
Not available separately; See Ed 117 259
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United Kingdom