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Accurate Income Measurement for the Assessment of Public Policies

Accurate Income Measurement for the Assessment of Public Policies

Objective

This programme of activity will improve the comparability, scope and applicability of tools, methods and data for the measurement of income and the analysis of the effects of policies on inequality, poverty and social inclusion.

It includes three linked projects on:
(a) The distributional effects of non-cash incomes and the implementation of a more comprehensive income definition,
(b) The implications of (and methods to account for) errors in targeting social benefits, tax evasion and measurement error in income data,
(c) Incorporation of the effects of indirect taxes, along with direct taxes and social benefits, in redistribution analysis.

All three projects are designed to improve the degree of comparability of measurement and analysis across countries. Each project will develop methodologies within a cross-national perspective and demonstrate their applicability to a wide range of research questions in diverse scientific fields. The resulting data and method enhancements will be made generally accessible and re-useable by implementing them within EUROMOD the EU tax-benefit model, an existing research infrastructure used for policy analysis and evaluation.

The proposal most closely addresses topic 8.2.2 (Promotion and support for comparative research, methodologies and data generation) while the substantive issues it relates to are also relevant to topics 2.2.2 (Inequalities in society and their consequences) and 2.2.1 (Societal trends, quality of life and public policies).

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

Address

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Holly Elizabeth SUTHERLAND (Professor)

Participants (10)

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CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY

Greece

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Ireland

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG BERLINBERLIN E.V.

Germany

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH

Austria

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY ASBL

Luxembourg

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

STICHTING CENTERDATA

Netherlands

TEAGASC - THE IRISH AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 28412

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 664 378

  • EU contribution

    € 1 380 971

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom