Recent Developments in Danish Inequality

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Abstrakt

This paper is based on Danish register data describing individual-level income between 1984 and 2016 and argues that whether focusing on the cross-sectional or panel data dimension matters crucially for the resulting growth statistics. When investigating the cross-sectional dimension - as most international studies are usually limited by their data to do - the analysis shows that real incomes have increased by far more for the top parts of the distributions. When instead utilizing the panel dimension t h e pattern is reversed, such that it is the individuals who h ad the lowest incomes in 1984, who are the ones that experienced the highest income growth rates during the 32-year period. Together the two analyses compliment each other and offer important information for policymakers, as they suggest that although inequality has increased between 1984 and 2016 a person's relative placement in the income distribution may not persist throughout his lifetime.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSymposium i anvendt statistik : 27.-28. januar 2020
RedaktørerPeter Linde
Antal sider14
UdgivelsesstedKøbenhavn
ForlagØkonomisk Institut, Københavns Universitet og Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø
Publikationsdato2020
Sider52-65
ISBN (Trykt)9788798937005
StatusUdgivet - 2020
Begivenhed42. Symposium i Anvendt Statistik - Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 27 jan. 202028 jan. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 42
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Konference

Konference42. Symposium i Anvendt Statistik
Nummer42
LokationAarhus Universitet
LandDanmark
ByAarhus
Periode27/01/202028/01/2020
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