redistribution


redistribution

noun

  1. a distribution performed again or anew.
  2. Economics. the theory, policy, or practice of lessening or reducing inequalities in income through such measures as progressive income taxation and antipoverty programs.

noun

  1. the act or instance of distributing or the state or manner of being distributed again
  2. (in Canada) a periodic revision of the number of seats in the House of Commons, made to reflect changes in population
n.

1831, from French redistribution; see re- + distribution.

Any process, such as inflation or taxation or the provision of social services, that reallocates household income.

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