CAP reform and the distribution of farming income in Scotland

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    This paper explores the redistributive impact of Common Agricultural Policy reform with reference to the distribution of farming incomes in Scotland. A measure of redistribution is proposed that is based on the change in the absolute value of the Gini coefficient and which is valid even though average pre-support farming incomes would be negative. The distribution of support is found to have exacerbated the inequality of farm incomes in Scotland in 1999/00. Moreover, the changes envisaged in the current reform process would have had virtually no effect on this negative redistributive outcome
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameDundee Discussion Papers in Economics
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    ISSN (Print)1473-236X


    • Income redistribution
    • Common Agricultural Policy
    • Scotland

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