Income Inequality Comparisons with Dirty Data: The UK and Spain During the 1980s
39 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Date Written: June 1999
Inequality comparisons between countries and over time should take into account problems of data imperfection. We examine the contrasting experience of the UK and spain during the 1980s in terms of the distribution of disposable income. We consider whether the apparent divergence of inequality could be attributed to deficiencies in income data including under-reporting.
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