A new look at the trickle-down effect in the united states economy
This paper is a further investigation of the trickle-down theory. In addition to using more recent data, we use a methodology that examines some questions not previously addressed in the literature. The results suggest that an increase in wage leads to a more equal income distribution. The findings also indicate that there is no ¡°trickle-down¡± from proprietors¡¯ income and corporate profits to lower income group.
Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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