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The Distribution of Personal Income in Post-War Italy: Source Description, Date Quality, and the Time Pattern of Income Inequality

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  • Brandolini, A.

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The paper describes the sample surveys on the personal distribution of incomes conducted in post-war Italy: the first survey carried out by Istituto Doxa in 1947-48; the sample survey of household income and wealth conducted by the Bank of Italy since the late 1960s; the expenditure survey, and the European Community Household Panel conducted by the Italian Central Statistical Office, which gather income data since 1980 and 1993, respectively.

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Paper provided by Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi in its series Papers with number 350.

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Length: 77 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:banita:350

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Keywords: INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; INEQUALITY ; SOCIAL WELFARE;

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