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Mapping Income Inequality Across The Oecd

In: Income Inequality in OECD Countries What are the Drivers and Policy Options?


  • Peter Hoeller
  • Isabelle Joumard
  • Mauro Pisu
  • Debbie Bloch


The following sections are included:Introduction and Main FindingsMain findingsDrivers of InequalityIndividual Labor EarningsMoving from Individual to Household Labor EarningsMoving from HLEs to Total Market IncomeThe Contribution of the Market Income Components to Overall HMI InequalityThe Distribution of HDIAdding In-kind TransfersCharacterizing Cross-country Inequality PatternsCountry Profiles Trace the Various Inequality DimensionsA Cluster Analysis Allows Identifying Groups of Countries Sharing Similar Inequality PatternsInequality and Poverty in Large Emerging EconomiesGlobal InequalityReferencesANNEXAnnex 2.1: Measures of Income Inequality

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  • Peter Hoeller & Isabelle Joumard & Mauro Pisu & Debbie Bloch, 2014. "Mapping Income Inequality Across The Oecd," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Peter Hoeller & Isabelle Joumard & Isabell Koske (ed.),Income Inequality in OECD Countries What are the Drivers and Policy Options?, chapter 2, pages 13-42, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wschap:9789814518529_0002

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    3. Guido Alfani & Federico Tadei, 2017. "Income Inequality in Colonial Africa: Building Social Tables for Pre-Independence Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, and Senegal," Working Papers 594, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University.
    4. Paul Eckerstorfer & Johannes Halak & Jakob Kapeller & Bernhard Schütz & Florian Springholz & Rafael Wildauer, 2016. "Correcting for the Missing Rich: An Application to Wealth Survey Data," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 62(4), pages 605-627, December.
    5. Balazs Egert, 2013. "The Efficiency and Equity of the Tax and Transfer System in France," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp1047, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
    6. Paul Eckerstorfer & Johannes Halak & Jakob Kapeller & Bernhard Schütz & Florian Springholz & Rafael Wildauer, 2014. "Correcting wealth survey data for the missing rich: The case of Austria," Economics working papers 2014-01, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
    7. Martner Fanta, Ricardo & Gonzales, Ivonne & Podestá, Andrea, 2013. "Políticas fiscales para el crecimiento y la igualdad," Macroeconomía del Desarrollo 138, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
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    More about this item


    Labour Income Inequality; Disposable Income Inequality; Poverty; Top Incomes; Wealth Distribution; Education; Labour Market Institutions; Product Market Regulation; Globalization; Technological Change; Redistribution Through Taxes and Transfers; Quantile Regressions; Cluster Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General


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