Income Inequality in Australia
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.
Volume (Year): (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
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- A.B. Atkinson & Andrew Leigh, 2006.
"The Distribution of Top Incomes in Australia,"
CEPR Discussion Papers
514, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
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