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The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
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Measuring inequality in middle-income countries

Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges...

Global inequality Economic inequality Top incomes
Policy Brief
Inequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over

After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...

Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
Policy Brief
Inequality in Mexico: On the rise again

Since 1989, inequality in Mexico has risen, declined, and risen again. The evolution of labour income inequality is at the core of this pattern...

Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working Paper
Inequality in Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014

Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise...

Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Working Paper
What are the main drivers of Brazilian income distribution changes in the new millennium?

After three decades of persistently high income inequality, from 2001 Brazil experienced a downward inequality trend followed by rising household income growth. Both movements lasted until 2015...

Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Top incomes
Working Paper
Top incomes in China: Data collection and the impact on income inequality

With the data on the top incomes collected from different sources, we combine the samples of the top incomes with a household survey to investigate changes in the income distribution with and without the top incomes...

Top incomes Pareto distribution Income inequality
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Top income adjustments and tax reforms in Ecuador

Top income under-coverage in developing countries not only leads to downward biased inequality indicators but might also affect the ex-ante evaluation of progressive tax reforms...

Top incomes Survey data Tax data
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