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Inequality in Australia 1983-2004: A Stochastic Dominance Approach

  title={Inequality in Australia 1983-2004: A Stochastic Dominance Approach},
  author={Hooi Hooi Lean and Ma. Rebecca Valenzuela},
In this paper, we employ stochastic dominance analysis on Australian unit records to investigate trends in inequality and relative welfare levels in Australia over the period 1983 to 2004. We find that that when the stochastic dominance tests are applied to income and expenditure distributions for the entire population, net transfers to households do not appear to make any significant difference on the distribution of inequality existing for each year. However, when analysis is applied to… Expand

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