Comparing Wealth Distribution Across Rich Countries: First Results from the Luxembourg Wealth Study

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Andrea Brandolini

Bank of Italy

Timothy M. Smeeding

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Eva Sierminska

LISER; DIW Berlin - German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: October 16, 2007

Abstract

The new Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) creates for the first time a harmonized cross national database on household assets and liabilities. This chapter describes the project, outlines conceptual and practical issues that need to be addressed in preparing harmonized and comparable wealth data across countries, and summarizes the initial results for the eight countries participating in the initial phase: Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Suggested Citation

Brandolini, Andrea and Smeeding, Timothy M. and Sierminska, Eva, Comparing Wealth Distribution Across Rich Countries: First Results from the Luxembourg Wealth Study (October 16, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2119957 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2119957

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