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The Distribution of Income Among Income Taxpayers in the United States, 1863–1935


  • Rufus S. Tucker


Method of analysis, 548.— Taxable Income, 550.— Spending Power, 552.— Earning Power, 555.— Comparison with total national income, 559.— The Income Tax of 1894, 560.— Civil War Incomes, 561.— Distribution of Taxpayers by Income Classes, 562.— Distribution of Income by Income Classes, 565.— Comparison of Average and Modal Incomes, 567.— Distribution of Incomes of Constant Purchasing Power, 570.— Comparison with British figures, 577.— Shifting Composition of Wealthy Group, 583.— Conclusions and Comments, 585.

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  • Rufus S. Tucker, 1938. "The Distribution of Income Among Income Taxpayers in the United States, 1863–1935," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 52(4), pages 547-587.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:52:y:1938:i:4:p:547-587.

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    1. Anthony B. Atkinson & Thomas Piketty & Emmanuel Saez, 2011. "Top Incomes in the Long Run of History," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 49(1), pages 3-71, March.

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