The income inequality of France in historical perspective

@article{Morrisson2000TheII,
  title={The income inequality of France in historical perspective},
  author={Christian Morrisson and Wayne Snyder},
  journal={European Review of Economic History},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={59-83}
}
France presents an unusual case because, unlike several other European countries, there are no estimates of the income distribution for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is a serious deficiency because it limits the ability to understand how an important dimension of the socio-economic fabric changed during the years preceding and coinciding with the beginning of France's industrial development. In this article we provide estimates that use tax data and the social tables of the… 
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