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Evidence on top incomes in Tanzania 1948-1970

Atkinson, Anthony B. (2011) Evidence on top incomes in Tanzania 1948-1970. Working paper, 11/0070. International Growth Centre, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper examines one aspect of the historical income distribution in Tanzania – the shares of top incomes – using information published as a result of the administration of the individual income tax. Although tax data were employed in earlier studies of developing countries, they have tended in recent years to be rejected as a source. In one sense, this is not surprising. Income taxes only cover a part, sometimes a very small part, of the population. The resulting data cannot provide a picture of the overall distribution.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/node/1502
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 11/0070
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 13:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36378/

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