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Income Inequality in Australia

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  • Michael Fletcher

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Ben Guttermann

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

Abstract

Australia has experienced a sustained period of solid real income growth, along with a modest increase in income inequality. Incomes in lower deciles were strongly supported by growth in labour participation, while those in the upper deciles were supported by growth in returns on capital investment. This paper contends that the income inequality debate may need to be refocused on those at the very bottom of the income distribution and away from those at the very top.

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  • Michael Fletcher & Ben Guttermann, 2013. "Income Inequality in Australia," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 2, pages 35-56, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2013_2_3
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    1. Anthony B. Atkinson & Andrew Leigh, 2007. "The Distribution of Top Incomes in Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 83(262), pages 247-261, September.
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    Keywords

    Income; Inequality; Gini coefficient; Gini; Distribution; Transfers; Welfare Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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