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Reform and the Distribution of Income - An Economy-wide Approach

Industry Commission staff information paper

This paper was released in October 1996.

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Contents

A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Reform on Incomes
The Monash Model
Income Distribution with Monash–ID
The Distribution and Composition of Household Income in Australia

Reforms Considered
Reductions in Tariff Levels
Reform in the Electricity Industry
Reform in Telecommunications
Competitive Tendering and Contracting of Government Services

Aggregate Effects of the Reforms
Industry Effects of the Reforms
Offsetting Effects of Reforms
Reforms and the Mix of Occupations

Changes in Income by Income Groups
Changes in Wage and Salary Income
Changes in Unincorporated Incomes
Changes in Property Income

Summary

Appendix: the Monash–ID Model

Income Data for Individuals

Calculation of the Changes in Incomes
Wage and Salary Income
Income from Unincorporated Enterprises
Property Income
Government Benefits

References

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