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Technical Note
Top income adjustments and tax reforms in Ecuador: an application of ECUAMOD

This technical note has been produced alongside a WIDER working paper assessing the effects on income inequality and income tax simulations of adjusting top incomes of employees in survey data based on administrative tax records in Ecuador...

Top incomes Tax data Tax reforms
Journal Article
Exclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amid low national growth in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the top income percentiles continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...

Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Working Paper
What explains the gender gap in top incomes in developing countries?: Evidence from Ecuador

Based on tax records data from Ecuador, we analyse gender differences in top income groups from 2008 to 2017...

Top incomes Gender inequality Tax data
Book Chapter
Mexico: Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

Labour income Inequality Top incomes
Book Chapter
Brazil: What are the main drivers of income distribution changes in the new millennium?

From the book: Inequality in the Developing World

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

Part of Journal Special Issue Income inequalities and redistribution in China

Top incomes Pareto distribution Income inequality
Working Paper
Exclusive growth?: Rapidly increasing top incomes amidst low national growth in South Africa

Despite South Africa’s need for inclusive economic growth, we find that the income trajectories of the rich continue to diverge from the rest of the income distribution...

Top incomes Income distribution Tax data
Journal Article
Global inequality: How large is the effect of top incomes?

Despite the growing interest in global inequality, assessing inequality trends is a major challenge because individual data on income or consumption is not often available...

Inequality Income distribution Top incomes
Research Brief
The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
Blog
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
Working Paper
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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