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A Comparison of Income and Expenditure Inequality Estimates: the Australian Evidence, 1975/76 to 1993/94

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  • Blacklow, P.
  • Ray, R.

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This paper compares, using Australian unit record data, income and expenditure inequalities over the period 1975/76 to 1993/94. The study finds inconsistencies between the two inequality movements over much of this period. We, also, observe differences in the nature of income and consumption disparities.

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Paper provided by Tasmania - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 1999-05.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:tasman:1999-05

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Web page: http://www.utas.edu.au/economics-finance/
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Keywords: INEQUALITY ; COSTS ; SOCIAL WELFARE;

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Cited by:
  1. Paul Blacklow & Aaron Nicholas & Ranjan Ray, 2010. "Demographic Demand Systems With Application To Equivalence Scales Estimation And Inequality Analysis: The Australian Evidence," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(3), pages 161-179, 09.
  2. Heshmati, Almas, 2004. "Data Issues and Databases Used in Analysis of Growth, Poverty and Economic Inequality," IZA Discussion Papers 1263, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Manisha Chakrabarty & Amita Majumder & Ranjan Ray, 2012. "Preferences, Spatial Prices and Inequality," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 52-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  4. Francisco Azpitarte & Olga Alonso-Villar, 2012. "A Dominance Criterion for Measuring Income Inequality from a Centrist View: The Case of Australia," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2012n03, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.

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