ON THE ROLE OF CAPITAL GAINS IN SWEDISH INCOME INEQUALITY

Realized capital gains are typically disregarded in the study of income inequality. We show that in the case of Sweden this severely underestimates the actual increase in inequality and, in particular, top income shares during recent decades. Using micro panel data to average incomes over longer per...

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Volume: 58
Main Author: ROINE, JESPER
WALDENSTRÖM, DANIEL
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.09.2012
WILEY-BLACKWELL
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published in: The Review of income and wealth Vol. 58; no. 3; pp. 569 - 587
Data of publication: September 2012
ISSN: 0034-6586
1475-4991
EISSN: 1475-4991
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Note
We are grateful to seminar participants at Berlin Freie University, Helsinki University, Martin Jacob, Henry Ohlsson, and two anonymous referees for comments. The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund and the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation are acknowledged for financial support.
Subjects:
D31
D31
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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