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Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality

Cowell, Frank and Karagiannaki, Eleni and McKnight, Abigail (2013) Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality. CASEpapers, CASE/168. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: CASE/168

Abstract

This paper adopts a counterfactual decomposition analysis to analyse cross-country differences in the size of household wealth and levels of household wealth inequality. The findings of the paper suggest that the biggest share of cross-country differences is not due to differences in the distribution of household demographic and economic characteristics but rather reflect strong unobserved country effects.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 13:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51283

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