Even though the level of very top income shares
today is similar, or perhaps even higher, than it was almost a century ago, the composition has changed substantially.
Este articulo examina varias dimensiones de la desigualdad en la region de America Latina centrandose en los top income shares
y los coeficientes de Gini, los wealth shares y la distribucion de la riqueza.
Within the general topic of inequality, the study of the top wealth and income shares
garners particular interest.
This allows us to quantify the direct tax policy effect on inequality and to provide (descriptive) evidence on the extent to which the increase in inequality, particularly the surge in top income shares
, is market driven or related to major U.
Palma's findings suggest that most of the variation is indeed located in the top and bottom income shares
, not in the middle which appears to be relatively stable across countries.
For this reason, we will follow Piketty and Saez (2003) in focusing our attention on top income shares
as primary indicators of inequality trends.
Our income shares
are time varying and not period averages.
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for each share of ARCT common stock that they own.
However, the income shares
of those at the upper end of the income distribution fell further in the 1988-1999 period than did the income shares
of those at the upper end of the income distribution in the 1968-1979 period.
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that each provide $10 of guaranteed monthly income for life.
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Our analysis relies on the recent construction of two high-quality state-level panels: an annual state-level panel on top decile income shares
over the period 1916-2005 by Frank (2008), and an annual state-level panel on average years of schooling over the period 1840-2000 by Turner et al.