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Determinant Factors of Income Inequality – Evidence from a Portuguese Region

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  • Nuno Crespo


    (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE - IUL), UNIDE - IUL (Business Research Unit))

  • Nádia Simões


    (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE - IUL), UNIDE - IUL (Business Research Unit))

  • Ana Paula Diogo


    (Banco de Portugal)

We propose a new methodology, based on bilateral comparisons between households, to analyze the determinants of income inequality, and confirm the influence of variables related to: (i) socio-economic characteristics of the household, (ii) dimension and composition of the household, (iii) the number of households in the residence, and (iv) socio-economic characteristics of the individual of reference.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2056-2064

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00367
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