De Economist

, Volume 120, Issue 2, pp 113–133 | Cite as

Herverdelingspolitiek van hoofdzaak naar bijzaak?

  • N. H. Douben

Redistribution policy: From main issue to side-issue?


A more equitable personal distribution cannot be achieved exclusively by a general incomes policy which changes primary distribution only. In that case people that have left the labour force are beyond the scope of incomes policy because their incomes often consist of transfers. Neither can redistribution instruments be considered as pseudo-policies for these groups. An effective incomes policy will therefore have not only to bring about fundamental changes in the conditions of supply and demand on the factor markets, but to make use of transfers as well.


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© De Erven F. Bohn N.V. 1972

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