The Components of Income Inequality in Belgium: Applying the Shorrocks-Decomposition with Bootstrapping
AbstractWe look at the contribution of various income components on income inequality and the changes in this in Belgium.Starting from the Shorrocks decomposition, we apply bootstrapping to construct confidence intervals for both the annual decomposition and the changes over time.It appears that the redistributive impact of the Belgian social security system did not become smaller in an absolute sense between 1985 and 1997, but - due to the large increase in labour income inequality - only in a proportional sense.
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bootstrap; income distribution; inequality;
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- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
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- NEP-ALL-2001-10-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2001-10-16 (European Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2001-10-01 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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