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Consumption, income, and wealth inequality in Canada

Brozozowski, Matthew, Gervais, Martin, Klein, Paul and Suzuki, Micho (2009) Consumption, income, and wealth inequality in Canada , Southampton, UK University of Southampton 53pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 904).

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In this paper we document some features of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth in Canada using survey data from many different sources. We find that wage and income inequality have increased substantially over the last 30 years, but that much of this rise was offset by the tax and transfer system. As a result, the rise in consumption inequality has been relatively mild. We also document that wealth inequality has remained fairly stable since 1999. Using both confidential data and publicly available data, we are able to gauge the extent to which the publicly available data conceals aspects of inequality that confidential data reveals

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Published date: 2009
Additional Information: JEL Classification: D12, D31
Keywords: income inequality, consumption inequality, wealth inequality


Local EPrints ID: 71042
ISSN: 0966-4246
PURE UUID: e4564e79-11a8-4645-b186-7cd91925a098

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Date deposited: 08 Jan 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:02

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Author: Matthew Brozozowski
Author: Martin Gervais
Author: Paul Klein
Author: Micho Suzuki

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