Wealth Inequality: A Survey

40 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015

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Frank Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Philippe Van Kerm

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Date Written: September 2015

Abstract

We survey the issues involved in comparing wealth distributions and measuring wealth inequality with illustrations from the Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey.

Keywords: Inequality, Wealth

Suggested Citation

Cowell, Frank A. and Van Kerm, Philippe, Wealth Inequality: A Survey (September 2015). Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 671-710, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2646226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12114

Frank A. Cowell (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) ( email )

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Philippe Van Kerm

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

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