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A Comparison of Income and Expenditure Inequality Estimates: The Australian Evidence, 1975-76 to 1993-94

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Blacklow, P and Ray, R, A Comparison of Income and Expenditure Inequality Estimates: The Australian Evidence, 1975-76 to 1993-94, The Australian Economic Review, 33, (4) pp. 317-29. ISSN 0004-9018 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8462.00162

Abstract

Using Australian unit record data this paper compares income and expenditure inequalities over the period 1975-76 to 1993-94. The study finds inconsistencies between the two inequality movements over much of this period. We also observe differences in the nature of income and consumption disparities. Both approaches show that the 'within group' inequality dominates the 'between group' component when the population is divided into household types. The inequality estimates are sensitive to the equivalence scale used as the household size deflator but not to the cost of living index used as the price deflator.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Welfare Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Consumption
Author:Blacklow, P (Dr Paul Blacklow)
Author:Ray, R (Professor Ranjan Ray)
ID Code:20231
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-04-09
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