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Decomposing inequality in Greece: results and policy implications

Papatheodorou, Christos (2000) Decomposing inequality in Greece: results and policy implications. DARP, 49. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the extent to which certain social characteristics and personal attributes could help explain income inequality in Greece. This analysis is quite revealing for understanding and explaining income idfferences among certain population subgroups with apparent policy implications. The degree to which overall inequality is attributable to inequality between these sub groups or to inequality within them is investigated, employing a decomposition analysis by population subgroups. The results show that there are significant differences in the average household income, in its structure and in inequality between the subgroups. However, despite these differences, in all groups used the between-group inequality accounts only for a small sigment of the overall inequality.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2000 Christos Papatheodorou
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D33 - Factor Income Distribution
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 49
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 10:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6568/

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