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Microsimulation and Policy Analysis

Figari, F and Paulus, A and Sutherland, H (2015) 'Microsimulation and Policy Analysis.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Handbook of Income Distribution. UNSPECIFIED, 2141 - 2221.


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We provide an overview of microsimulation approaches for assessing the effects of policy on income distribution. We focus on the role of tax-benefit policies and review the concept of microsimulation and how it contributes to the analysis of income distribution in general and policy evaluation in particular. We consider the main challenges and limitations of this approach and discuss directions for future developments.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 07:15

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