Global Measures

  • Christian Seidl
  • Kirill Pogorelskiy
  • Stefan Traub


Chapter 3 gives an account of global measures of tax progression. In general global measures are indices of tax progression that aggregate over the whole support of the income distribution. The chapter distinguishes between global measures based on differences of inequality measures, ratios of inequality measures, and maximum differences of concentration curves. The chapter also addresses the ethical content of global tax progression measures, i.e., their significance for the assessment of social welfare. The chapter ends with a discussion of the main advantages and disadvantages of employing global measures of tax progression.


Income Inequality Income Distribution Gini Coefficient Global Measure Lorenz Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Seidl
    • 1
  • Kirill Pogorelskiy
    • 2
  • Stefan Traub
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Division of the Humanities and Social SciencesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Zentrum für SozialpolitikUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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