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Where have (almost) all the wealthy gone? Spatial decomposition of wealth trends in France, 1820-1939

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  • Jérôme Bourdieu

    (Paris School of Economics, INRA, Paris)

  • Marta Menéndez

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    (Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris et Paris School of Economics, INRA)

  • Gilles Postel-Vinay

    (Paris School of Economics, INRA et EHESS, Paris)

  • Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann

    (Paris School of Economics, INRA, Paris)

Abstract

This paper examines the evolution of wealth distribution in France during the urbanization process of the nineteenth century, based on a comprehensive dataset of individual inheritances. It presents a spatial decomposition between rural and urban areas, distinguishing Paris from other cities. We use a non-parametric approach based on wealth density functions. Changes in the level of wealth explained most of the spatial evolution of wealth during 1820-1939; at the turn of the century however, the effect of urbanization on wealth distribution increased gradually.

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Article provided by INRA Department of Economics in its journal Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.

Volume (Year): 87 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 5-25

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Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:87:y:2008:i:2:p:5-25

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Keywords: wealth distribution; decomposition; semi-parametric and nonparametric methods;

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