Inequality Reduction over the last two Decades: Observations from the Newest LIS Data

Felix Estgen 1

In this brief, Felix Estgen takes a closer look at a selection of the data newly made available in the LIS Database as part of the December 2021 LIS data release which, in total, is comprised of 61 new data sets covering seven different countries. The article looks first at Gini Index trends based on two different definitions: gross and disposable income. In a second step, Felix analyses how incomes have changed at the bottom, the middle, and the top of the distribution.

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1 Felix Estgen holds BSc degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This article was accomplished during his internship at LIS (September-October 2021).

December 15, 2021 | News