Top Earners: Comparing the US, Canada, Denmark and Sweden

Alejandro Badel, Moira Daly, Mark Huggett, Martin Nybom

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Abstrakt

We document a common set of life-cycle earnings facts using data from the US, Canada, Denmark and Sweden. In each country, we find that (1) the earnings distribution fans out with age, (2) the right tail of the earnings distribution becomes thicker with age, (3) the wage-rate distribution fans out with age and (4) the real earnings growth rate over the working lifetime is larger for higher lifetime earners. Compared to the US, we find that Denmark and Sweden have a more compressed earnings and wage rate distribution above the median and a smaller real earnings growth rates for top lifetime earners.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics - Toulouse, Frankrig
Varighed: 30 jun. 20162 jul. 2016
https://www.economicdynamics.org/2016-sed-meeting/

Konference

Konference2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics
LandFrankrig
ByToulouse
Periode30/06/201602/07/2016
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Earnings
  • Inequality
  • Top earners
  • Taxation

Citationsformater

Badel, A., Daly, M., Huggett, M., & Nybom, M. (2016). Top Earners: Comparing the US, Canada, Denmark and Sweden. Paper præsenteret på 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics , Toulouse, Frankrig. http://faculty.georgetown.edu/mh5/research/project-1.pdf