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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries$
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A.B. Atkinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.001.0001

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Australia

Australia

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(p.107) A Australia
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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A. B. Atkinson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0016

This chapter presents tables of data on Australia and an account of its increased earnings distribution. It shows that the widening of earning dispersion took place during the Golden Age of the 1950s; there was a possible reversal in the early 1970s; this was followed by renewed widening (with possibly a pause in the 1980s); widening resumed in the 1990s, and appears to have continued into this century.

Keywords:   country data, data sources, earnings distribution, earnings dispersion

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