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Has the instability of personal incomes been increasing?

Jenkins, Stephen P. ORCID: 0000-0002-8305-9774 (2011) Has the instability of personal incomes been increasing? National Institute Economic Review, 218 (1). R33-R43. ISSN 0027-9501

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Identification Number: 10.1177/002795011121800104


This paper examines trends in the instability of personal incomes in Britain in terms of changes in the transitory variance and in volatility, measures that have received much recent attention in research about the USA. It is shown that, although US measures have trended upwards over the past two decades, there is no such trend in Britain between the early-1990s and the mid-2000s. Explanations for these differences are discussed.

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Additional Information: © 2011 National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:18

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