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Deriving long-run inequality series from tax data

Leigh, Andrew

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Prior to the last three decades, regular surveys on household income were rare or nonexistent in many developed countries, making it difficult for economists to develop longrun series on income distribution. Using taxation statistics, which tend to be available over a longer time span, I propose a method for imputing the incomes of non-taxpayers, and deriving the underlying distribution of income. Because taxation statistics are typically disaggregated by gender, it is possible to derive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/42605
Access Rights: Open Access

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