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Inequalities in Income Distribution in Slovenia

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  • Neven Borak
  • Lovrenc Pfajfar

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This article presents an empirical analysis of income distribution based on income tax data for Slovenia in 1991-2000. It presents evidence of rising inequalities in income distribution (gross income, gross wages and pensions). These results are supported by coefficients of variation, Gini coefficients and by the Lorenz curves. Inequalities increased rapidly in the 1991 to 1993 period. After a significant decrease in 1994 and a steady increase from 1995 to 2000, the peak value from 1993 was not surpassed. Atkinson's requirements for dominance comparisons are not violated. Inequalities are also present in the distribution of the benefits of economic growth among income groups.

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  • Neven Borak & Lovrenc Pfajfar, 2002. "Inequalities in Income Distribution in Slovenia," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(4), pages 455-468.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:14:y:2002:i:4:p:455-468
    DOI: 10.1080/1463137022000032682
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    1. Deininger, Klaus & Squire, Lyn, 1996. "A New Data Set Measuring Income Inequality," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 10(3), pages 565-591, September.
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    1. Tine Stanovnik & Miroslav Verbic, 2005. "Wage and Income Inequality in Slovenia, 1993-2002," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(3), pages 381-397.
    2. Stefan Bojnec, 2003. "Wage formation during economic transformation: macroeconomic facts and firm survey evidence from Slovenia," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(4), pages 571-593.

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