Sources of income inequality in Ireland

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Title: Sources of income inequality in Ireland
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: Jun-1996
Abstract: This paper analyses inequality in Ireland via a decomposition of the Gini coefficient by source of income. Using data from the Irish Household Budget Survey of 1987, seventeen components of disposable income are identified and their contribution to inequality evaluated. Their contribution to inequality at the margin is also calculated. The paper also examines how policy changes addressing inequality can be assessed in terms of their effect upon both equality and output via an abbreviated social welfare function.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 1996
Keywords: InequalityGini coefficientAbbreviated welfare function
Subject LCSH: Income distribution--Ireland
Gini coefficient
Equality--Government policy
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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