Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202317
Authors: 
Cseres-Gergely, Zsombor
Kvedaras, Virmantas
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
JRC Working Papers in Economics and Finance 2019/13
Abstract: 
Mainstream monitoring of income dynamics and inequality is based on summary measures that can miss important phenomena prevalent in income distributions. Relying on quantile functions and the adapted statistical framework suggested by Szekely and Rizzo (2004), we characterize the change and convergence of net equivalized income distributions among European Union countries. We exploit the scale-independence property of proper inequality metrics to evaluate not only the total but also the inequality-affecting (shape-influenced) convergence of distributions.
Subjects: 
convergence
European Union
income distribution
inequality
JEL: 
D31
D63
O15
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ISBN: 
978-92-76-08730-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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