Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017

December 14, 2016 | QEC Special Article

Authors: Michael Savage , Tim Callan , Mark Regan , John R Walsh

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.

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