Monetary redistribution through the welfare system in Austria 2015

The evolution of revenues and expenditures in the field of social policy between 2010 and 2015 and the distribution and redistribution effects of the Austrian system of taxes, social contributions and monetary social benefits in the year 2015 are analysed with the WIFO Microsimulation Model and based on data from the EU-SILC (European Union Survey on Income and Living Conditions), the Austrian consumer survey, and the HFCS (Household Finance and Consumption Survey). The focus of interest lies in the changes that have ocurred since the reference year 2010.