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Growth and inequality in Ireland : 1987 - 1999
Madden, David (David Patrick); Clancy, Cathal
This paper analyses data from the Irish Household Budget Surveys of 1987, 1994 and 1999 to examine the evolution of inequality of income and expenditure over that period. The paper calculates Lorenz and Generalised Lorenz curves and also the Growth Incidence Curve of Ravallion and Chen to investigate the extent to which growth was “pro-poor”. The paper also examines the composition of changes in inequality of income over the period.
Keyword(s): Growth; Inequality; Lorenz; Generalised Lorenz; Growth incidence curve; D31; D63; I31; Income distribution--Ireland; Lorenz curve; Welfare economics
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. School of Economics
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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