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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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Ireland

Ireland

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(p.251) J Ireland
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The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0025

This chapter presents tables of data on Ireland and an account of its increased earnings distribution. It shows that the period 1937 to 1951 exhibits a significant compression, which is of interest since Ireland was not directly engaged in the Second World War. The latter part of the 1950s and 1960s showed a rise in the top decile. There is then a gap in coverage, but in the period 1987 to 1997 there was a fanning out of the upper part of the earnings distribution.

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

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