Inheritance and wealth inequality: Evidence from population registers

This paper uses population register data on inheritances and wealth in Sweden to estimate the causal impact of inheritances on wealth inequality. We find that inheritances reduce wealth inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient or top wealth shares, but that they increase absolute dispersion....

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Volume: 165
Main Author: Elinder, Mikael
Erixson, Oscar
Waldenström, Daniel
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Elsevier B.V 01.09.2018
published in: Journal of public economics Vol. 165; pp. 17 - 30
Data of publication: September 2018
ISSN: 0047-2727
EISSN: 1879-2316
Discipline: Economics
Political Science
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Elsevier:ScienceDirect:Open Access
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