Decomposing Income Inequality in a Backward Pre�?Industrial Economy: Old Castile (Spain) in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century

@article{Nicolini2016DecomposingII,
  title={Decomposing Income Inequality in a Backward Pre�?Industrial Economy: Old Castile (Spain) in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century},
  author={Esteban A. Nicolini and Fernando Ramos Palencia},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  year={2016}
}
  • Esteban A. Nicolini, Fernando Ramos Palencia
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
  • Research on economic inequality in early modern Europe is complicated by the lack of appropriate data for reconstructing income or wealth distributions. This article presents a study of income inequality in mid‐eighteenth‐century Old Castile (Spain) using the Ensenada Cadastre, a census conducted between 1749 and 1759. The article describes the information provided by this census and then discusses its advantages and disadvantages for reconstructing income profiles and calculating income… CONTINUE READING
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