Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169239
Authors: 
Malghan, Deepak
Swaminathan, Hema
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 679
Abstract: 
Intra-household inequality continues to remain a neglected corner despite renewed focus on income and wealth inequality. Using the LIS micro data, we present evidence that this neglect is Equivalent to ignoring up to a third of total inequality. For a wide range of countries and over four decades, we show that at least 30 per cent of total inequality is attributable to inequality within the household. Using a simple normative measure of inequality, we comment on the welfare implications of these trends.
Subjects: 
earnings
inequality
intra-household
Theil decomposition
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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