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Income inequality in the United States: what the individual tax files say

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  • Hafiz Akhand
  • Haoming Liu

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Recent studies find the response error in the CPS is systematically related to income and gender. How such systematic misreporting of earnings can affect income inequality estimates is shown. Income inequality in the US can be more acute than is thought.

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  • Hafiz Akhand & Haoming Liu, 2002. "Income inequality in the United States: what the individual tax files say," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(4), pages 255-259.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:9:y:2002:i:4:p:255-259
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850110060998
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    2. Periklis Gogas & Rangan Gupta & Stephen M. Miller & Theophilos Papadimitriou & Georgios Antonios Sarantitis, 2015. "Income Inequality: A State-by-State Complex Network Analysis," Working Papers 201534, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
    3. Mark W. Frank, 2009. "Inequality And Growth In The United States: Evidence From A New State-Level Panel Of Income Inequality Measures," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 47(1), pages 55-68, January.
    4. Mark W. Frank, 2008. "A New State-Level Panel of Annual Inequality Measures Over the Period 1916 – 2005," Working Papers 0802, Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business.

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