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NEW OPEN ACCESS BOOK: Inequality in the Developing World
Inequality has emerged as a key development challenge. This book contributes to this important discussion by presenting assessments of the measurement and analysis of global inequality by leading inequality scholars. Read more
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The new database provides crucial information on changes in the economic structure of economies across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Preliminary findings suggest a trend reversal in many developing countries towards industrialization. Read more
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Research BriefAre credits or deductions better in public health spending?: The impact on equality in South Africa
The impact of medical deductions and medical credits on income inequality is a subject of discussion in South Africa, as well as in many other countries, raising critical questions about the fairness of the medical tax system and the impact on afford...Medical tax credit Medical expenses Tax deductions
Working PaperShifting from deductions to credits: Unpacking the distributional effects of medical expenditure considerations in South Africa
The recent National Health Insurance White Paper proposes redirection of medical tax credits revenue towards the financing of the national health insurance...Medical tax credit Medical expenses Tax deductions