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Table 1: Cumulated personal income distribution of selected countries and years and in comparison to Germany 1998 (per household), in percent cumulated quintile shares Lowest fifth 2nd fifth Cumulated Difference to Cumulated Difference to income Germany 1998 income Germany 1998 Czech Republic 1988 (a) 6.
A large part of the answer is that after people cross a certain income threshold, their perception of their relative position in the income distribution matters more for serf-reported happiness than their absolute income.
Economists calculate national income distribution according to the Gini coefficient, a number between 0 and 1, where 0 means perfect equality--everyone has the same income--and 1 means perfect inequality--one person has all the income.
The study's basic premise is that, since a state's income level depends on its residents' educational level then the income distribution within each state is dependent on the distribution of educational levels among its residents.
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Although remaining concentrated in lower income groups, elderly households achieved significantly greater equality of income distribution between 1967 and 1997; the gap with the income distribution of nonelderly households narrowed
Because those with higher incomes pay a larger percentage in income tax, income distribution is a key factor in determining revenue levels generated by the PIT.
It is not clear how such changes in personal income distribution will affect the economy's per capita growth rate.
The report, like others released this year on income distribution among Americans, found the rich are getting richer and the poor aren't improving their financial wealth at a similar pace.
Differences in income distribution might be better understood as a reflection of the way firms and societies treat actual or perceived differences among workers and citizens.
Other observers estimate this policy change would increase the share of the child care tax credit received by the bottom half of the income distribution from 25% to 43%.
In this column, the author addresses the inadvertent structuring of physician remuneration via income distribution or externally negotiated formulas that reward individual behavior that actually threatens the economic viability of the group.