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Top Incomes in Indonesia, 1920-2004

Leigh, Andrew; van der Eng, Pierre


Using taxation and household survey data, this paper estimates top income shares for Indonesia during 1920-2004. Our results suggest that top income shares grew during the 1920s and 1930s, but fell in the post-war era. In more recent decades, we observe a sharp rise in top income shares during the late-1990s, coincident with the economic downturn, and some evidence that top income shares fell in the early-2000s. For pre-war Indonesia, we decompose top income shares by income source, and find...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-03
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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