Sources of income inequality in Ireland
|Title:||Sources of income inequality in Ireland||Authors:||Madden, David (David Patrick)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/772||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:||Inequality; Gini coefficient; Abbreviated welfare function||Subject LCSH:||Income distribution--Ireland
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
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