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I cambiamenti di lungo periodo nelle diseguaglianze di reddito nei paesi industrializzati

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  • Anthony B. ATKINSON
  • Andrea BRANDOLINI

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The paper examines the long-run evolution of income distribution in eight industrialized countries. No common trend is observed in the last quarter of a century: the inequality of disposable incomes increased in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and in Sweden and Finland in the 1990s; it changed little in Canada, France and the Federal Republic of Germany; it showed no clear tendency in Italy. The time patterns depend on the definition of income and, in particular, on whether taxes and benefits are included. The study of long-run changes in inequality in advanced economies cannot neglect the redistributive impact of the public budget.

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Article provided by SIE - Societa' Italiana degli Economisti (I) in its journal Rivista Italiana degli Economisti.

Volume (Year): 9 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 389-422

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Handle: RePEc:rie:review:v:9:y:2004:i:3:n:2

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  1. Claudio De Vincenti & Ruggero Paladini & Corrado Pollastri, 2005. "For a Welfare-Oriented Taxation Reform in Italy," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 64(2-3), pages 189-213, November.

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