Anti-discrimination rules versus income taxation in the pursuit of horizontal equity

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Abstract

We consider a model of prejudice-driven discrimination, where the advantaged 'tall' discriminate against the disadvantaged 'short'. We employ an egalitarian social welfare function to compare anti-discrimination legal rules with a non-discriminatory ('height-blind') income tax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1176
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Public Economics
Volume91
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Discrimination
  • Horizontal equity
  • Optimal taxation

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