Dutch treat - Long-run changes in personal income distribution

Joop Hartog, Jan G. Veenbergen

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This paper presents data on personal income distribution in the Netherlands for the period 1914-1972, in terms of decile income shares and measures of dispersion. Estimates are given of the trend and of cyclical sensitivity of income inequality, both trend and cycle being far more important before 1940 than after. Attempts to explain changes in inequality by regression analysis, with a necessarily limited set of variables, lead to many rejections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-549
Number of pages29
JournalDe Economist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes


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