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Economic Inequality in Portugal

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  • Santiago Budría

    () (University of Madeira and CEEAplA)

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This article uses data from the 1994-2001 waves of the European Community Household Panel to study economic inequality in Portugal. It reports data on the distributions of income, labour earnings, and capital income, and on related features of inequality, such as age, employment status, educational attainment, marital status, and economic mobility. A Generalized Ordered Probit model is used to investigate how and to what extent the different household characteristics contribute to economic status and economic mobility. The article shows that education is by and large the dimension most closely related to inequality.

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  • Santiago Budría, 2010. "Economic Inequality in Portugal," Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Income Distribution, vol. 19(2), pages 79-110, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jid:journl:y:2010:v:19:i:2:p:79-110
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    Keywords

    inequality; income distribution; labour earnings distribution; capital-income distribution; Generalized Ordered Probit model;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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