Tag Archives: income distribution

Who are the women in the top 1% and how do they make their money?

A lot of attention has been given to rising inequality and, in particular, to the increasing income share going to the top of the distribution in many countries. Researchers have studied many aspects of this development, such as the importance … Continue reading

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Educational choices can help explain income inequality in Germany

Rising levels of income inequality in many developed countries have led to much political and scientific controversy. One of the empirical challenges is to identify the causes and drivers of inequality. A new study by German economists Albrecht Glitz (Universitat … Continue reading

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Inequality — a hot topic in public debates and IZA research

Inequality has been rising in many countries over the last decades, making it a hot topic in current academic and public debates. While the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and income can lead to political unrest, too narrow distributions may … Continue reading

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Making work more attractive: increase the VAT and reduce labor taxes

What is the right mix between direct taxes, such as personal income taxes or social security contributions, and indirect taxes like the Value Added Tax (VAT)? This question is controversially discussed in both the economic literature as well as among … Continue reading

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Here’s a way to end our slump: give away money

Why not give significant tax cuts to the low end of the income distribution rather than the top end asks IZA Program Director David G. Blanchflower in his latest column for The Independent.

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