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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Welfare and Inequality Comparisons for Uni- and Multi-dimensional Distributions of Ordinal Data Frank A Cowell, Martyna Kobus and Radoslaw Kurek January 2017
Paper No' PEP 31:
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JEL Classification: D30; D63; D81; I31


Tags: ordinal data; inequality and risk orderings; welfare orderings; association

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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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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

CASE Paper
Income Poverty, Affluence and Polarisation Viewed From The Median Rolf Aaberge, A.B. Atkinson and Henrik Sigstad
December 2015
Paper No' CASE/194:
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JEL Classification: I31


Tags: poverty; inequality; polarisation; affluence

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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Modern Family: Female Breadwinners and the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Norms Panos Mavrokonstantis
November 2015
Paper No' PEP 27:
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JEL Classification: D10; J16; Z13


Tags: intergenerational transmission; gender norms; gender inequality

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SPCC Working Paper
Understanding the improved performance of disadvantaged pupils in London Jo Blanden, Ellen Greaves, Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Luke Sibieta September 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP21:
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JEL Classification: I24; I28; J24


Tags: education; inequality; london; schools

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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
Monitoring the evolution of income poverty and real incomes over time A.B. Atkinson, Anne-Catherine Guio and Eric Marlier
March 2015
Paper No' CASE/188:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: poverty; inequality; national accounts; social indicators

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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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CASE Paper
Disabled People’s Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty Abigail McKnight
April 2014
Paper No' CASE/181:
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JEL Classification: D31; D63


Tags: wealth; disability; inequality; lifecycle

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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
Winners and Losers in the Crisis: The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK 2007 - 2010 John Hills, Jack Cunliffe, Ludovica Gambaro, Polina Obolenskaya and Ruth Lupton July 2013
Paper No' SPCCRR02:
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Tags: social policy; socio-economic inequalities; earnings inequality; educational inequalities; wealth inequality

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CASE Paper
Public policy and inequalities of choice and autonomy Tania Burchardt, Martin Evans and Holly Holder
June 2013
Paper No' CASE/174:
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JEL Classification: I31; I39


Tags: choice; autonomy; inequality

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CASE Paper
Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight
March 2013
Paper No' CASE/168:
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JEL Classification: C81, D31, D63, I24, I31


Tags: household wealth; wealth inequality; debt; housing assets; educational loans; age-wealth profiles; decomposition

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CASE Paper
Wealth accumulation in Great Britain 1995-2005: The role of house prices and the life cycle Francesca Bastagli and John Hills December 2012
Paper No' CASE/166:
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JEL Classification: D31


Tags: wealth; wealth inequality; house prices; life cycle

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CASE Paper
Mapping and measuring the distribution of household wealth: A cross-country analysis Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight November 2012
Paper No' CASE/165:
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JEL Classification: C81, D31, D63, I24, I31


Tags: household wealth; wealth inequality; debt; housing assets; educational loans; age-wealth profiles

Development Discussion Paper
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913 Valentino Larcinese
December 2011
Paper No' EOPP 032:
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JEL Classification: D3, D7, I25, N33, N34


Tags: democratization; voting; electoral competition; inequality; swing districts; political violence; vatican; socialism.

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CASE Paper
Social Housing and Social Exclusion 2000-2011 Rebecca Tunstall
July 2011
Paper No' CASE/153:
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JEL Classification: D31, D63, H42, I38


Tags: social housing; social exclusion; inequality; worklessness; housing quality; neighbourhood quality; participation

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CASE Paper
The Magnitude and Correlates of Inter-vivos Transfers in the UK Eleni Karagiannaki
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/151:
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JEL Classification: D19, D64, D91


Tags: inter-vivos transfers; inequality; altruism

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CASE Paper
The impact of inheritance on the distribution of wealth: Evidence from the UK Eleni Karagiannaki
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/148:
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JEL Classification: D10, D31


Tags: inheritance; wealth; intergenerational transfers; inequality

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CASE Paper
Rrecent trends in the size and the distribution of inherited wealth in the UK Eleni Karagiannaki
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/146:
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JEL Classification: D10, D31


Tags: inheritance; wealth; intergenerational transfers; inequality

DARP Paper
Median Independent Inequality Orderings Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin
October 2010
Paper No' DARP 103:
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JEL Classification: I3, I1


Tags: ordered response data; equivalence relations; inequality orderings; inequality measures

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Optimal Control of Externalities in the Presence of Income Taxation Louis Kaplow
May 2010
Paper No' PEP 02:
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JEL Classification: D61, D62, D63, H21, H23, K32


Tags: allocative efficiency; externalities; equity; justice; inequality; labor supply

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;

Econometrics Paper
Nonparametric Estimation of a Polarization Measure Gordon Anderson, Oliver Linton and Yoon-Jae Whang
June 2009
Paper No' EM/2009/534:
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JEL Classification: C12; C13; C14


Tags: kernel estimation; inequality; overlap coefficient; poissonization

DARP Paper
Goodness-of-Fit: An Economic Approach Frank A Cowell, Emmanuel Flachaire and Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
April 2009
Paper No' DARP 101:
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JEL Classification: D63; C10


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

DARP Paper
Inequality Decomposition - A Reconciliation Frank A Cowell and Carlo V. Fiorio
April 2009
Paper No' DARP 100:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; decomposition

DARP Paper
The Class of Absolute Decomposable Inequality Measures Kristof Bosmans and Frank A Cowell
February 2009
Paper No' DARP 099:
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JEL Classification: D63; H20; H21


Tags: inequality measures; decomposability; translation invariance

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CASE Paper
Changes in earnings inequality and mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6 Richard Dickens and Abigail McKnight
October 2008
Paper No' CASE/132:
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JEL Classification: J62


Tags: earnings inequality; labour market mobility

DARP Paper
Statistical Inference for Multidimensional Inequality Indices Ramses H. Abul Naga
August 2008
Paper No' DARP 097:
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JEL Classification: D63;C43


Tags: multidimensional inequality indices; large sample distributions; standard errors.

DARP Paper
Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours Wulf Gaertner, Frank A Cowell and Yoram Amiel
October 2007
Paper No' DARP 093:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: social welfare; inequality; justice; risk; questionnaire experiments.

DARP Paper
Inequality Measurement for Ordered Response Health Data Ramses H. Abul Naga and Tarik Yalcin
June 2007
Paper No' DARP 092:
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JEL Classification: 13; 11


Tags: self-reported health status; inequality orderings; inequality measures.

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
Inequality and Envy Frank A Cowell and Udo Ebert
December 2006
Paper No' DARP 088:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; envy; transfer principle.

DARP Paper
Growth and inequality: a demographic explanation Kazutoshi Miyazawa
December 2006
Paper No' DARP 087:
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JEL Classification: D31; J13; O41


Tags: inequality; growth; fertility; accidental bequest.

DARP Paper
Inequality: Measurement Frank A Cowell
August 2006
Paper No' DARP 086:
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JEL Classification: C13; D63


Tags: inequality; social welfare; ranking.

DARP Paper
Gini, Deprivation and Complaints Frank A Cowell
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 084:
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JEL Classification: D63


Tags: inequality; deprivation; complaints; lorenz ordering.

DARP Paper
Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes Ramses H. Abul Naga and Pierre-Yves Geoffard
February 2006
Paper No' DARP 083:
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JEL Classification: D31; D63


Tags: multidimensional inequality; relative indices; correlation increasing transfers; copulas.

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CASE Paper
Poverty and Inequality and Social Policy in China The paper examines three phases of development since the foundation of the People’s Republic during the period 1949 to 2004. An alternative strategy of a model of social development based on the livelihood approach is analysed and its potential to reduce poverty and inequality are considered. Bingqin Li and David Piachaud
November 2004
Paper No' CASE 087:
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JEL Classification: I3


Tags: poverty; inequality; social policy; china; livelihoods; social development

DARP Paper
Preference Reversals and the Analysis of Income Distributions Yoram Amiel, Frank A Cowell, Leima Davidovitz and Avraham Polovin March 2003
Paper No' DARP 066:
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Tags: preference reversals; social welfare; inequality; risk and experiments.

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
Taxation for the Enabling State John Hills
August 2000
Paper No' CASE 041:
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Tags: tax; public spending; inequality; public attitudes; redistribution

DARP Paper
Inequality, Welfare and Monotonicity Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
April 1997
Paper No' DARP 029:
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Tags: inequality; social welfare monotonicity

DARP Paper
Income Transformation and Income Inequality (published in Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution & Scientific Methodology: Essays in Honour of Camilo Dagum, Daniel Slottje (ed)(Physica Verlag, 1999, pp.209-232) Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell January 1997
Paper No' DARP 024:
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Tags: inequality; transformation direction

DARP Paper
Workers or Employers: Who is Shaping Wage Inequality in Portugal? Ana Rute Cardosa
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 022:
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Tags: wage structure; inequality decomposition; portugal; firm

DARP Paper
Growing Apart: Inequality and Poverty Trends in Brazil in the 1980s Francisco H.G. Ferreira and Julie Litchfield
August 1996
Paper No' DARP 023:
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Tags: inequality; poverty; income distribution; welfare; brazil

DARP Paper
Family Instability, Family Incomes and Inequality Frank A Cowell
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 012:
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Tags: inequality; income distribution; family composition

DARP Paper
Income Distribution and Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Panel Data Christian Schluter
March 1996
Paper No' DARP 016:
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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
Paper No' DARP 021:
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Tags: income distribution; inequality; kernel density estimation; pareto functions; brazil

DARP Paper
The Measurement of Poverty: An Experimental Questionnaire Investigation (published in Empirical Economics, vol.22 (1997), pp.571-588) Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell July 1994
Paper No' DARP 005:
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Tags: poverty; poverty axioms; inequality; transfer principle; monotonocity

DARP Paper
How much inequality can we explain? A methodology and an application to the USA (Now published in The Economic Journal, vol.105, no.429 (March 1995), pp. 421-430) Frank A Cowell and Stephen P Jenkins May 1994
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Tags: inequality; decomposition