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Does income mobility equalize longer-term incomes? New measures of an old concept

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  • Gary Fields

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 409-427

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    Keywords: Income mobility; Equalization; USA; France;

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    1. Paul Gregg & Rosanna Scutella & Claudia Vittori, 2012. "Earnings Mobility and Inequality: An Integrated Framework," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2012n26, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
    2. Markus Jantti & Stephen P. Jenkins, 2014. "Income Mobility," Working Papers 319, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    3. Sami Bibi & Jean-Yves Duclos & Abdelkrim Araar, 2013. "Mobility, Taxation and Welfare," Cahiers de recherche 1314, CIRPEE.
    4. Sami Bibi & Jean-Yves Duclos & Abdelkrim Araar, 2014. "Mobility, taxation and welfare," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 503-527, March.
    5. Paul Gregg & Rosanna Scutella & Claudia Vittori, 2012. "Earnings Mobility and Inequality: An Integrated Framework Abstract: In this paper we propose an integrated framework for the analysis of earnings inequality and mobility, which enables the analysis of," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 12/295, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.

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