Income Inequality and Persistence Changes

21 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2019

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Marcos Sanso-Navarro

Universidad de Zaragoza

María Vera-Cabello

Centro Universitario de la Defensa de Zaragoza

Date Written: March 14, 2019

Abstract

This paper carries out a time series analysis of the Gini coefficient for disposable income in a sample that includes both advanced and emerging economies. Our results show that inequality has alternated between stationary and nonstationary regimes during the period 1970-2017 in most countries. The Gini indices generally display unit root behavior at the end of the sample. This finding suggests that the efforts devoted to reducing income inequality at present will have permanent effects.

Keywords: Inequality, Gini coefficient, disposable income, unit roots, structural breaks

JEL Classification: C12, C22, D63

Suggested Citation

Sanso-Navarro, Marcos and Vera-Cabello, María, Income Inequality and Persistence Changes (March 14, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3352484 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3352484

Marcos Sanso-Navarro (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Facultad de Economía y Empresa
Departamento de Análisis Económico
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain
+34 876 554 629 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://personal.unizar.es/marcossn

María Vera-Cabello

Centro Universitario de la Defensa de Zaragoza ( email )

Academia General Militar, Ctra. de Huesca, s/n
Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50009
Spain

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