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CASE Paper
Inequality and the Capability Approach Tania Burchardt and Rod Hick
January 2017
Paper No' CASE/201:
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JEL Classification: I31; I32; D31


Tags: capability approach; inequality; distribution; advantage; measurement; poverty; income; wealth; multidimensional

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CASE Paper
Citizen's Income: Rights and Wrongs David Piachaud
November 2016
Paper No' CASE/200:
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JEL Classification: H53; H55; I30; I380


Tags: citizen’s income; basic income; conditionality; social justice

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CASE Paper
Pareto and the upper tail of the income distribution in the UK: 1799 to the present A.B. Atkinson
October 2016
Paper No' CASE/198:
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JEL Classification: D63; I31; N33


Tags: pareto; income; distribution; tail

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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Pareto models, top incomes, and recent trends in UK income inequality Stephen P Jenkins
August 2016
Paper No' PEP 30:
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JEL Classification: C46; C81; D31


Tags: inequality; top incomes; pareto distribution; generalized pareto distribution; survey under-coverage; hbai; spi

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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Wealth Inequality in the United States since 1913: Evidence from Capitalized Income Tax Data Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman August 2015
Paper No' PEP 26:
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Tags: income tax; wealth inequality;

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CASE Paper
The income distribution in the UK: A picture of advantage and disadvantage Stephen P Jenkins
February 2015
Paper No' CASE/186:
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JEL Classification: D31; I32


Tags: inequality; poverty; affluence; income distribution; united kingdom

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CASE Paper
Piketty in the long run Frank A Cowell
February 2015
Paper No' CASE/185:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: long run; income distribution; wealth distribution; inequality; inheritance; equilibrium

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SPCC Research Report
The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, Amanda Fitzgerald, John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Polina Obolenskaya, Kitty Stewart, Stephanie Thomson, Rebecca Tunstall and Polly Vizard January 2015
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

Economics of Industry Paper
Multiproduct Firms, Income Distribution, and Trade Marcia M Schafgans and Joachim Stibora
April 2014
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JEL Classification: F12


Tags: multiproduct firms; endogenous product scope; product quality; income distribution; discrete choice; trade liberalization; oligopoly;

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SPCC Working Paper
Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Help or Hindrance? Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan
January 2014
Paper No' SPCCWP08:
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JEL Classification: J13


Tags: integenerational; income; social; mobility

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CASE Paper
Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Help or Hindrance? Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan
January 2014
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: intergenerational income mobility

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SPCC Research Report
Prosperity, Poverty and Inequality in London 2000/01-2010/11 Ruth Lupton, Polly Vizard, Amanda Fitzgerald, Alex Fenton, Ludovica Gambaro and Jack Cunliffe July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR03:
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Tags: social policy; income poverty; umbr; inner london; outer london; wealth inequality

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SPCC Research Report
Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010 Ruth Lupton, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard
July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR01:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Mobility in China Yi Chen and Frank A Cowell
April 2013
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: mobility measurement; income distribution

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CASE Paper
The relationship between EU indicators of persistent and current poverty Stephen P Jenkins and Philippe Van Kerm
March 2013
Paper No' CASE/169:
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JEL Classification: I32, D31


Tags: persistent poverty; income poverty; poverty; eu-silc; europe

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CASE Paper
On 'Consistent' Poverty Rod Hick
December 2012
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JEL Classification: I32


Tags: consistent poverty; low income; material deprivation; conceptualisation and measurement of poverty

Development Discussion Paper
LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT: INCOME DYNAMICS AND THE EVOLVING POLITICAL PREFERENCES OF FORWARD-LOOKING BAYESIAN VOTERS John Morrow and Michael Carter January 2012
Paper No' EOPP 034:
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JEL Classification: D31, D72, D83, P16.


Tags: income dynamics; redistributive politics; polarization; bayesian learning; latin america.

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CASE Paper
The distribution of total greenhouse gas emissions by households in the UK, and some implications for social policy Ian Gough, Saamah Abdallah, Victoria Johnson, Josh Ryan-Collins and Cindy Smith July 2011
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JEL Classification: H23, I32


Tags: household income distribution; greenhouse gas emissions; carbon policies; social policies; direct and embodied emissions

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
The Tyranny Puzzle in Welfare Economics: An empirical investigation Frank A Cowell, Marc Fleurbaey and Bertil Tungodden
May 2010
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JEL Classification: H20, H21.


Tags: keywords: social welfare; aggregation; questionnaire; income distribution

Development Discussion Paper
The Reversal of Fortune Thesis Reconsidered Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Elliott Green
April 2010
Paper No' EOPP 016:
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Tags: income distribution; population density; reversal of fortune; urbanization.

CASE Report
An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK - Report of the National Equality Panel The report looks at the relationship between people’s economic outcomes and their characteristics and finds that inequalities in people's economic positions are also related to their characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion and education. John Hills
January 2010
Paper No' CASEreport 60:
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Tags: inequality; economic inequalities in the uk; educational outcomes; employment status; wages and earnings; individual income; incomes on a household basis; household wealth; distributions of economic outcomes; education; employment; wages and earnings; gender; age; ethnicity and religion; disability; sexual orientation; social class; housing tenure; nation and region; area deprivation;

DARP Paper
Redistributive Taxation, Public Expenditure and the Size of Government Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Joan Esteban
December 2009
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JEL Classification: H23, H50 O50


Tags: government policy; income taxation; public expenditure

DARP Paper
Goodness-of-Fit: An Economic Approach Frank A Cowell, Emmanuel Flachaire and Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
April 2009
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JEL Classification: D63; C10


Tags: goodness of fit; discrepancy; income distribution; inequality measurement

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CASE Paper
Family ties: Women’s work and family histories and their association with incomes in later life in the UK Tom Sefton, Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham December 2008
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JEL Classification: H55; I38


Tags: older women; pensions; work history; family history; life course; retirement incomes

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CASE Paper
Understanding the relationship between parental income and multiple child outcomes: A decomposition analysis Paul Gregg, Carol Propper and Elizabeth Washbrook December 2007
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JEL Classification: I32; J13


Tags: child outcomes; income; pathways; mediating factors

DARP Paper
On the Measurement of Polarisation: A questionnaire study Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell and Xavier Ramos
March 2007
Paper No' DARP 090:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: polarisation; income distribution; inequality

DARP Paper
Modelling Vulnerability in the UK Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Frank A Cowell
February 2007
Paper No' DARP 089:
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JEL Classification: D1; D31; I32


Tags: income variability; vulnerability; income dynamics; bhps

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CASE Paper
Tibor Barna: The redistributive impact of taxes and social policies in the UK: 1937-2005 Howard Glennerster
December 2006
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JEL Classification: I30


Tags: income redistribution; taxation; social benefits

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CASE Paper
Work-Life Balance in a Low-Income Neighbourhood Hartley Dean and Alice Coulter
November 2006
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JEL Classification: I38; J22; J40


Tags: work-life balance; low-income; employment rights; tax credits; childcare

Political Economy and Public Policy Paper
The Effect of Direct Democracy on Income Redistribution: Evidence for Switzerland Lars P. Feld, Justina A.V. Fischer and Gebhard Kirchgässner October 2006
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JEL Classification: D7; D78; I30; H75; H11


Tags: income redistribution; direct democracy; referenda; initiatives.

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CASE Paper
From Beveridge to Turner: Demography, Distribution and the Future of Pensions in the UK John Hills
June 2006
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JEL Classification: H55


Tags: demographic change; pensions; retirement incomes; social security


This paper has been published as:
From Beveridge to Turner: demography, distribution and the future of pensions in the UK ,' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 169(4): 663-679
Development Economics Paper
Does Envy Destroy Social Fundamentals? The Impact of Relative Income Position on Social Capital Justina A.V. Fischer and Benno Torgler February 2006
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JEL Classification: Z130; H260; I310; D000; D600


Tags: relative income position; envy; positional concerns; social capital; social norms; happiness

DARP Paper
Static and Dynamic Poverty in Spain, 1993-2000,(published in Hacienda Pública, no 179 (2007), pp. 51-77) Elena Bárcena Martín and Frank A Cowell January 2006
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JEL Classification: D1; D31; I32


Tags: echp; exit rate; income distribution; poverty dynamics; re-entry rate; spain; static poverty.

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CASE Paper
Income Mobility in Old Age in Britain and Germany Asghar Zaidi, Joachim R. Frick and Felix Büchel
December 2004
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Tags: income mobility; old age; pensions; britain and germany

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One man's rags are another man's riches: Identifying adaptive preferences using panel data Tania Burchardt
December 2004
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JEL Classification: D63; I31; B50


Tags: adaptation; subjective well-being; satisfaction; income; panel data

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CASE Paper
The Impact of Low Income on Child Health: Evidence from a Birth Cohort Study Simon Burgess, Carol Propper and John A. Rigg
May 2004
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JEL Classification: I1


Tags: child health; income; maternal health; tranmission mechanisms

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CASE Paper
Income Dynamics and the Life Cycle John A. Rigg and Tom Sefton
February 2004
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JEL Classification: D31; I32; J18


Tags: income dynamics; life cycle; poverty

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CASE Paper
Ethnic Segretation in England's Schools Simon Burgess and Deborah Wilson
February 2004
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JEL Classification: J78; J15; J24


Tags: england; ethnic segregation; segregation indices; schools; minority group differences; spatial income clustering

Development Economics Paper
What Makes a Revolution? Robert MacCulloch
September 2001
Paper No' DEDPS 30:
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Tags: property rights; revolts; income inequality.

DARP Paper
Risk and Inequality Perceptions Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
July 2001
Paper No' DARP 055:
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Tags: risk; inequality; income transformations.

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CASE Paper
Measuring Income Risk Simon Burgess, Karen Gardiner, Stephen P Jenkins and Carol Propper
June 2000
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Tags: income risk; demographics; panel data

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CASE Paper
The Family Gap in Pay: Evidence from Seven Industrialised Countries Susan Harkness and Jane Waldfogel
December 1999
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Tags: women's earnings; effects of children on incomes

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CASE Paper
Partnership in Pensions? Responses to the Pensions Green Paper Phil Agulnik, Nicholas Barr, Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake
April 1999
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Tags: new contract for welfare; partnership in pensions; uk retirement income system

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Tightropes and Tripwires: New Labour's Proposals and Means-testing in Old Age Martin Evans, Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake April 1999
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Tags: pensions; income guarantees

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Exclusion, Employment and Opportunity A.B. Atkinson and John Hills
January 1998
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Tags: social exclusion; income mobility; employment; skills


A version of Ch.3 by Hills, with Karen Gardiner, was published as 'Policy implications of new data on income mobility', Economic Journal 109(453), 1999; A version of Ch.5 by Arulampalam and Booth was published as 'Training and Labour Market Flexibility: Is there a Trade-off?', The British Journal of Industrial Relations 36(4), 1998; Ch.6 by Green et al was published as 'Are British Workers Getting More Skilled?', in L. Borghans and A. de Grip (eds), The Over-Educated Worker? The Economics of Skill Utilisation, Edward Elgar, 2000
DARP Paper
Prediction and Determination of Household Permanent Income Ramses H. Abul Naga and Robin Burgess
November 1997
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Tags: permanent income; prediction; determination; living standards; rural china

DARP Paper
Growing Apart: Inequality and Poverty Trends in Brazil in the 1980s Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield
August 1996
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Tags: inequality; poverty; income distribution; welfare; brazil

DARP Paper
Family Instability, Family Incomes and Inequality Frank A Cowell
March 1996
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Tags: inequality; income distribution; family composition

DARP Paper
Income Mobility in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data Christian Schluter
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 017:
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Tags: income mobility; kernel density estimates; transition matrices

DARP Paper
Income Distribution and Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data Christian Schluter
March 1996
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; tax-benefit system

DARP Paper
Income Distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches Frank A Cowell, Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield March 1996
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; kernel density estimation; pareto functions; brazil

DARP Paper
Poverty Dynamics in Spain: A study of transitions in the 1990s Olga Cantó-Sánchez
February 1996
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Tags: income dynamics; poverty; mobility; transitions; spain; panel data; duration dependence; permanent poor; transitory poor; household

DARP Paper
Public Pension Reform, Demographics ,and Inequality Robert K von Weizsäcker
June 1995
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Tags: income distribution; population ageing; old-age insurance reform; fiscal-demographic policy conflicts; social policy design.

Econometrics Paper
Convergence Empirics Across Economies with (Some)Capital Mobility (Now published in Journal of Economic Growth, vol.1, No.1 ( March 1996),pp.95-124.) Danny Quah  1994
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Tags: growth and fluctuations; cross-country distribution of income; convergence hypothesis; intra-distribution mobility; capital investment

Econometrics Paper
Galton's Fallacy and Tests of the Convergence Hypothesis (Now published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics 95 (4), 1993, pp.427-443.) Danny Quah  1993
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Tags: convergence hypothesis; regressing average growth rates; galton's fallacy; coefficients of arbitrary signs; divergence of cross-country incomes.

DARP Paper
Why not to aggregate up: the influence of aggregation on the ordering of distributions Stephen Howes
October 1993
Paper No' DARP 002:
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Tags: aggregation; income distribution

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Trends in Individual Income Growth: Measurement Methods and British Evidence Stephen P Jenkins and Philippe Van Kerm

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JEL Classification: D31; D63; I32


Tags: individual income growth; pro-poor growth; progressive income growth; income mobility; mobility profile; british household panel survey