Classical horizontal inequities in the provision of agricultural income support

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    Abstract

    The paper explores the redistributive effect of classical horizontal inequities induced by agricultural support policy. Within farm-type horizontal inequity (HI) is associated with differences in the level of support received by farms of a given type and level of pre-support income, whereas between farm-type HI arises from systematic differences in support levels between commodity regimes. The overall redistributive effect of HI in Scottish agriculture is shown to be substantial, though systematic discrimination between farm types proves not to be the major cause. By implication, agricultural policy is unsuited to targeting support to those farms capable of generating only low levels of income.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Publication series

    NameDundee Discussion Papers in Economics
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    No.177
    ISSN (Print)1473-236X

    Keywords

    • Farm income support
    • Horizontal inequity

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    Allanson, P. (2005). Classical horizontal inequities in the provision of agricultural income support. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; No. 177). University of Dundee.