Title: Change and convergence of income distributions in the European Union during 2007-2014
Authors: CSERES-GERGELY ZSOMBORKVEDARAS VIRMANTAS
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC117006
ISBN: 978-92-76-08730-4 (online)
ISSN: 2467-2203 (online)
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-AE-19-013-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC117006
DOI: 10.2760/217338
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Relying on the adapted statistical framework suggested by Szekely and Rizzo (2004) and going beyond the usual comparison of gross domestic product or average/median income, we characterize the changes 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. The established findings obtained using the proposed framework are consistent with simple evidence derived from relative quantiles and distributions.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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