How Closely Do Top Income Shares Track Other Measures of Inequality ? *

@inproceedings{Leigh2007HowCD,
  title={How Closely Do Top Income Shares Track Other Measures of Inequality ? *},
  author={Andrew Leigh},
  year={2007}
}
In recent years, researchers have used taxation statistics to estimate the share of total income held by the richest groups, such as the top 10% or the top 1%. Compiling a standardised top income shares dataset for thirteen developed countries, I find that there is a strong and significant relationship between top income shares and broader inequality measures, such as the gini coefficient. This suggests that panel data on top income shares may be a useful substitute for other measures of… CONTINUE READING

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