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Distributional Haig-Simons Income Accounts for U.S. Households, 2000-2019


  • Roth, Steve


This paper and the accompanying Excel workbook present the Distributional Comprehensive Household Income Accounts (DCHIAs), an open-access data series of Haig-Simons income for U.S. households, 2000–2019. The series is derived from publicly available national-accounts data, and is balance-sheet-complete; it fully explains changes in household (and hence national) assets and net worth from year to year and across the two-decade period. A prototype distributional breakdown is provided for all measures and submeasures, by income quintile.

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  • Roth, Steve, 2022. "Distributional Haig-Simons Income Accounts for U.S. Households, 2000-2019," MPRA Paper 114524, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:114524

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    income; wealth; assets; liabilities; net worth; haig-simons; national accounts; personal income; NIPA; flow of funds; inequality; equality; labor income; property income; IMA; integrated macroeconomic accounts; SNA; system of national accounts; distribution; capital gains; holding gains; realized; accrued;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E25 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution


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