The Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Policy: The Case of the Philippines
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Rentals from properties, dividends from investment, and remittances from abroad were found regressive, while family sustenance activities and remittances from domestic sources were found progressive. The paper finds the direct taxes of the Philippines to be progressive, although they have limited impact on inequality reduction given the little revenues they generate.
- Literature Review and Country Context
- Data and Concepts
- Empirical Strategy
- Analysis of Empirical Results
- Conclusions and Policy Implications