Understanding Italian inequality trends: a simulation-based decompositionISER Internal Seminars

By using simulation-based inequality decomposition methods, this paper
analyzes the peculiar trend of equivalent household income inequality in
Italy between 1977 and 2004 providing a unifying frame work for analyzing
changes of income factor distributions at the individual level, income
aggregation within a household and changes of socio-demographic
characteristics of the population. Across the whole period considered, the
changed distributions of self-employment and pension income account for a
large part of the inequality change, especially at high income levels. Among
the socio-demographic changes considered, the increased spousal labor force
participation was found to have the most relevant effect, which acted
towards the increase of equivalent household income inequality.

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Presented by:

Carlo V. Fiorio (ECASS visitor, University of Milan and Econpubblic)

Date & time:

9 May 2007 12:00 pm - 8 May 2007 23:00 pm

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