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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: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: pareto; income; distribution; tail

Income Poverty, Affluence and Polarisation Viewed From The Median

Rolf Aaberge,  A.B. Atkinson,  Henrik Sigstad,  December 2015
Paper No' CASE/194: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: poverty; inequality; polarisation; affluence

Monitoring the evolution of income poverty and real incomes over time

A.B. Atkinson,  Anne-Catherine Guio,  Eric Marlier,  March 2015
Paper No' CASE/188: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: poverty; inequality; national accounts; social indicators

Wealth and Inheritance in Britain from 1896 to the Present

A.B. Atkinson,  November 2013
Paper No' CASE/178: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: wealth; inheritance; estate data

Exclusion, Employment and Opportunity

A.B. Atkinson,  John Hills,  January 1998
Paper No' CASE 004: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; income inequalities; children, families and education; schools and education; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social exclusion; income mobility; employment; skills

Comparing Poverty in France and theUnited Kingdom (in The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production, S Jenkins, A Kapteyn and B van Praag (eds.) (1996), Cambridge University Press)

A.B. Atkinson,  Karen Gardiner,  Valérie Lechêne,  Holly Sutherland,  January 1996
Paper No' WSP 084:

Towards a European Social Safety Net? (Fiscal Studies, 13(3), 1992); also chapter 14 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1995
Paper No' WSP 078:

The Distribution of the Tax Burden: 30 Years After The Theory of Public Finance (published in Modern Public Finance, J Quigley and E Smolensky (eds) (Harvard Unversity Press, 1993)

A.B. Atkinson,   1993
Paper No' WSP 051:

What is Happening to the Distribution of Income in the UK? Now published in Proceedings of the British Academy, vol.82 (1993), pp.317-351; also chapter 1 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson (Cambridge University Press).

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1993
Paper No' WSP 087:

The Western Experience with Social Safety Nets (in Economics in a Changing World, Vol.3, D Bös (ed.), (1993), Macmallian); also chapter 13 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson (Cambridge University Press)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1993
Paper No' WSP 080:

Two Nations in Early Retirement?: The Case of Britain (Ch.6 in: Age, Work and Social Security, A B Atkinson and M Rein (eds) (1992), Macmillan)

A.B. Atkinson,  Holly Sutherland,  January 1992
Paper No' WSP 056:

Institutional Features of Unemployment Insurance and the Working of the Labour Market (Economic Analysis of Markets and Games, Dasgupta et al (eds) (MIT Press, 1992)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1992
Paper No' WSP 050:

A National Minimum? A History of Ambiguity in the Determination of Benefit Scales in Britain (published in The State and Social Welfare, T and D Wilson (eds) (1991, Longman)

A.B. Atkinson,   1991
Paper No' WSP 047:

Social Insurance (Geneva Papers on Risk and Social Insurance Theory, 16(2), 113-131, 1991); also chapter 11 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1991
Paper No' WSP 065:

The Development of State Pensions in the United Kingdom (in: The Future of Basic and Supplementary Pension Schemes in the European Community-1992 and Beyond, W Schmähl (ed)(1991) Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1991
Paper No' WSP 058:

Comparing Poverty Rates Internationally: Lessons from Recent Studies in OECD Countries (The World Bank Economic Review, 5:1, 3-21, 1991); also in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe,(Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1991
Paper No' WSP 053:

Poverty, Statistics, and Progress in Europe (in Analysing Poverty in the European Community, Eurostat News Special Edition 1-1990, Eurostat, Luxembourg); also chapter 3 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson

A.B. Atkinson,   1990
Paper No' WSP 060:
Paper copy now out of print.

Social Insurance and Income Maintenance (Atkinson: Poverty and Social Security (1989), Harvester Press)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1989
Paper No' WSP 011:

The Welfare State in Britain 1970-1985: Extent and Effectiveness (Ch.7 in The Performance of the British Economy, R Dornbusch and R Layard (eds) (1987), Oxford University Press)

A.B. Atkinson,  John Hills,  Julian Le Grand,  January 1987
Paper No' WSP 009:

Income Maintenance and Social Insurance: A Survey. (Chapter 13 in Handbook of Public Economics, Vol.II, A Auerbach and M Feldstein (eds) (1987), Elsevier Science Publishers)

A.B. Atkinson,  January 1987
Paper No' WSP 005:

Capabilities, Exclusion, and the Supply of Goods (in Choice, Welfare and Development, K Basu, P Pattanaik and K Suzumura (eds.) (1995), Clarendon Press)

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 097:
Paper copy now out of print.

The Distribution of Income in Eastern Europe

A.B. Atkinson,  John Micklewright, 
Paper No' WSP 072:

The Social Safety Net

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 066:

The Welfare State and Economic Performance. Now published in National Tax Journal 48(2), (1995), pp.171-198

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 109:

Seeking to Explain the Distribution of Income. Now published in New Inequalities: The changing distribution of income and wealth in the UK, J Hills (ed.) (1996), Cambridge University Press

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 106:

State Pensions for Today and Tomorrow. (Published by the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, 1994; also chapter 16 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 104:

On Targeting Social Security: Theory and Western Experience with Family Benefits (in Public Spending and the Poor, D van de Walle and K Nead (eds.) (1996), Johns Hopkins University Press)

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 099:

The Institution of an Official Poverty Line and Economic Policy

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 098:

Beveridge, the National Minimum, and its Future in a European Context (Chapter 15 in Incomes and the Welfare State, A B Atkinson (1995). Cambridge University Press); also cchapter 15 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe

A.B. Atkinson, 
Paper No' WSP 085:

Social Security in Developed Countries: Are There Lessons for Developing Countries? (Ch3 in Social Security in Developing Countries, E Ahmad, J Drèze, J Hills, A Sen (eds) (1991), Oxford University Press)

A.B. Atkinson,  John Hills, 
Paper No' WSP 038:

Income Maintenance for the Unemployed in Britain and the Response to High Unemployment (Ethics, 100, 569-585, 1990; also chapter 9 in Incomes and the Welfare State: Essays on Britain and Europe, by A.B. Atkinson, (Cambridge Univ. Press,1995)

A.B. Atkinson, 
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