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Trends in income inequality, pro-poor income growth and income mobility

Jenkins, SP and Van Kerm, P (2006) 'Trends in income inequality, pro-poor income growth and income mobility.' Oxford Economic Papers, 58 (3). pp. 531-548. ISSN 0030-7653

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Abstract

We provide an analytical framework within which changes in income inequality over time are related to the pattern of income growth across the income range and the reshuffling of individuals in the income pecking order. We use the framework first to explain how it was possible both for the poor to have fared badly relatively to the rich in the USA during the 1980s (when income inequality grew substantially), and also for income growth to have been pro-poor. Second, we contrast the US experience with that of Western Germany, where there was a much smaller rise in inequality. This is accounted for by income growth that was more pro-poor than in the USA.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 09:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:06
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7828

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