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The concentration of income at the top in Brazil, 2006-2014

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  • Pedro Herculano Guimarães Ferreira de Souza

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  • Marcelo Medeiros

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"Extreme inequality in Brazil is self-evident. The historian José Murilo de Carvalho emblematically chose to end his book on the history of citizenship in Brazil with the severe diagnosis that 'inequality is the slavery of today, the new cancer that hinders the constitution of a democratic society' (Carvalho 2001, 229). Normative prescriptions aside, not even historical opponents of redistributive policies, such as Mário Henrique Simonsen, failed to recognise?even if reluctantly?income inequality as 'undesirably high', and as a source of 'pained conscience' (Simonsen 1972, 57; 59)". (...)

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  • Pedro Herculano Guimarães Ferreira de Souza & Marcelo Medeiros, 2017. "The concentration of income at the top in Brazil, 2006-2014," Working Papers 163, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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    1. Gobetti, SŽrgio Wulff & Orair, Rodrigo Oct‡vio, 2017. "Taxation and distribution of income in Brazil: new evidence from personal income tax data," Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Brazilian Journal of Political Economy (Brazil), vol. 37(2), April-Jun.
    2. Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares, 2006. "Distribuição de Renda no Brasil de 1976 a 2004 com Ênfase no Período Entre 2001 e 2004," Discussion Papers 1166, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
    3. Daniel H. Weinberg, 1999. "Fifty Years of U.S. Income Data from the Current Population Survey: Alternatives, Trends, and Quality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 18-22, May.
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    concentration; income; top; Brazil; 2006; 2014;

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