QEC Special Article

Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017

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December 14, 2016
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New analysis by ESRI researchers shows that Budget 2017 led to small gains for all income groups, with the greatest gains for those on the lowest incomes. The findings are based on SWITCH, the ESRI tax-benefit model, which now uses data on almost 8,000 households from the CSO’s nationally representative Survey on Income and Living Conditions.