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A lifetime perspective on taxes, benefits, inequality and redistribution

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This presentation was given at the Understanding Society Scientific Conference, Essex, July 2017.

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IFS Working Paper W16/17
The distributional impact of proposed reforms plays a central role in public debates around tax and transfer policy. We show that accounting for realistic patterns of mobility in employment, earnings and household circumstances over the life-cycle greatly affects our assessment of the ...