Income ineqaulity from 1960-2012: a brief time-series history of capital and labour

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Flaherty, Eoin (2014)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7227/IJS.22.1.6
  • Subject: income inequality | time series | ireland | economic sociology

This commentary examines two principal forms of inequality and their evolution since the 1960s: the division of national income between capital and labour, and the share of total income held by the top 1 per cent of earners. Trends are linked to current discussions of inequality drivers such as financialisation, and a brief time-series analysis of the effects of trade and financial sector growth on top incomes is presented.
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