Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129919
Authors: 
Medeiros, Marcelo C.
de Souza, Pedro H. G. F.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2170
Abstract (Translated): 
We examine how inequality measures, data sources, income brackets, ranking variables of tabulated tax data, underestimation of incomes in the bottom of the distribution and the methodology used to correct inequality affects the trends of inequality in total income among adults in Brazil between 2006 and 2012. The existing evidence corroborates the hypothesis that inequality has remained stable. Different data and methods lead to converging results: level higher than that measured using household surveys, stability and large importance of the rich to explain inequality trends between 2006 and 2012.
Subjects: 
income inequality
income tax
JEL: 
D31
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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