Top Incomes Over the Twentieth Century "A Contrast Between Continental European and English-Speaking Countries"

por Atkinson, A.B.; Piketty, Thomas
Top Incomes Over the Twentieth Century "A Contrast Between Continental European and English-Speaking Countries"
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ISBN: 978-0-19-872775-0
Editorial: Oxford University Press.
Fecha de la edición: 2014
idioma: Ingles
Nº Pág.: 604


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Reseña: Based on a pioneering research programme on the evolution of top incomes, this volume brings together studies from 10 OECD countries. This rapidly growing field of economic research investigates the top segment of the income distribution by using data from income tax records over the past century. As well as describing the source data and methods employed, the authors also discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred at the top of the income scale throughout the 20th century. This fascinating study is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive historic overview of top income distribution over the last century. It looks at why top incomes shares fell markedly in the first half of the 20th century and why, more recently, there has been a striking difference in the top income distribution between continental Europe and English-speaking OECD countries, like the UK, USA, and Australia. Written by the top names in the field, this seminal work provides rich pickings for those with an interest in inequality, development, the economic impact of war, taxation, economic history, and executive compensation.
indice: 1. Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Summary of the Main Findings ; 2. Measuring Top Incomes: Methodological Issues ; 3. Income, Wage, and Wealth Inequality in France, 1901-1998 ; 4. The Distribution of Top Incomes in the United Kingdom, 1908-2000 ; 5. Income and Wage Inequality in the United States, 1913-2002 ; 6. The Evolution of High Incomes in Canada, 1920-2000 ; 7. The Distribution of Top Incomes in Australia ; 8. The Distribution of Top Incomes in New Zealand ; 9. Top Incomes in Germany throughout the Twentieth Century, 1891-1998 ; 10. Top Incomes in the Netherlands over the Twentieth Century ; 11. Income and Wealth Concentration in Switzerland over the Twentieth Century ; 12. Long Term Trends in Top Income Shares in Ireland ; 13. Towards a Unified Data Set on Top Incomes


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