Income inequality in the Duchy of Warsaw

13 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2021

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Marcin Wroński

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) - Collegium of World Economy

Date Written: December 8, 2021

Abstract

In this paper, we use administrative tabulations from occupation-based income tax to estimate income inequality in the Duchy of Warsaw. Firstly we estimate income inequality in the Department of Kalisz, then take advantage of the decomposability of the Theil index and estimate national-level income inequality based on a sample of Theil indices corresponding to the different settlements types.
According to our results, income inequality in the Duchy was on a moderate level. However, income inequality in the biggest cities was relatively high. Income inequality at the county level is strongly positively correlated with the mean income of the county.

Keywords: income distribution, inequality, Poland, social table

JEL Classification: D31, N31

Suggested Citation

Wroński, Marcin, Income inequality in the Duchy of Warsaw (December 8, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3980571. or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3980571

Marcin Wroński (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) - Collegium of World Economy ( email )

Al. Niepodległości 164
Warszawa, 02-554
Poland

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