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dc.contributor.authorGibson, John
dc.contributor.authorHector, Christopher James
dc.contributor.authorLe, Trinh
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-12T03:10:34Z
dc.date.available2008-12-12T03:10:34Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.citationGibson, J., Hector, C. & Le, T. (2008). The distributional impact of KiwiSaver incentives. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 2/08). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1596
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand’s approach to retirement incomes profoundly changed with the recent introduction of KiwiSaver and its associated tax incentives. Previous policy reduced lifetime inequality but KiwiSaver and its tax incentives will increase future inequality and lead to diverging living standards for the elderly. In this paper we evaluate the distributional effects of these tax incentives. Using data from a nationwide survey conducted by the authors, we estimate the value of the equivalent income transfer provided to individuals by the tax incentives for KiwiSaver participation. Concentration curves and inequality decompositions are used to compare the distributive impact of these tax incentives with those for New Zealand Superannuation. Estimates are reported for both initial and lifetime impacts, with the greatest effect on inequality apparent in the lifetime impacts.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.subjectdistributive impacten_US
dc.subjectKiwiSaveren_US
dc.subjectretirement savingen_US
dc.subjecttax incentivesen_US
dc.titleThe distributional impact of KiwiSaver incentivesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.series2/08


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