Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179406
Authors: 
Filauro, Stefano
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 05/2017
Abstract: 
This study analyses EU-28- and euro area-level income distribution with the latest EU-SILC data. More specifically it shows the evolution of inequality in net disposable and market incomes over the pre- and post-crisis period (2006-2013). I find that inequality between the EU-28 and euro area (EA) has converged due to a slow decrease in EU-28 inequality, at least until 2009, coupled with a mild increase in EA inequality. Thus, I compute how much between-country inequality, as opposed to within-country inequality, contributes to overall inequality in the EU-28 and euro area, observing that the trend of between-country inequality, albeit starting from very different levels, has been declining in the EU-28 while slightly increasing in the euro area. Similar trends are observed for between-region inequality. Finally, I approximate the extent to which individual incomes on the European scale can be predicted by country of residence and find evidence in line with the inequality decomposition by country.
Subjects: 
Distribution
income inequality
decomposition by country
European Union
equality of opportunity
JEL: 
D3
D63
O52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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