Income inequality in Australia

the impact of non-cash subsidies for health and housing

John Landt, Richard Percival, Deborah Schofield, David Wilson

Research output: Book/ReportOther report


Most studies of income inequality in Australia are based on after-tax cash income, which does not include the value of indirect, non-cash forms of government assistance. This study presents up-to-date estimates of the value and incidence of non-cash health and housing benefits, and examines how widening the definition of income to include these benefits alters income distribution estimates. It draws on recent NATSEM modelling of the impact of government health and housing expenditure.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherNational Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)0858894505
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDiscussion paper
PublisherNATSEM, University of Canberra
ISSN (Print)1320-3398

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