The Level and Distribution of Economic Well-Being
AbstractThis paper summarizes and critically evaluates what is known about postwar trends in both the level and distribution of economic well-being. Although certain non-income aspects of well-being are considered, the primary focus is on the level and inequality of income. Considerable attention is paid to recent controversies over the effects of transfers in kind and changing life-cycle income patterns on the overall trend in income inequality.
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Date of creation: Mar 1981
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Publication status: published as Alan S. Blinder, Irving Kristol, Wilbur J. Cohen. "The Level and Distribution of Economic Well-Being," in Martin Feldstein, ed., "The American Economy in Transition" University of Chicago Press (1980)
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