Distributional National Accounts for Wealth: Measurement Issues and First Results for Austria, Germany, France and Spain

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Abstract

Analysing, assessing and comparing economies is usually done by means of macroeconomic aggregates or indicators derived therefrom, such as total income, total consumption, or total wealth. Although these indicators provide useful information about the economy as a whole, they can say nothing about the
distribution of income, consumption and wealth among the population. However, whether, for instance, the total wealth of a nation is owned by a few extremely ealthy households, or whether it is held by many households each contributing a similar share of the total, makes a big difference (...)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe legacy of Tony Atkinson in inequality analysis
Subtitle of host publication2018 2nd LIS-LWS User Conference Booklet
EditorsAndrea Brandolini, Daniele Checchi, Janet C. Gornick, Timothy M. Smeeding
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherLIS (Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg)
Pages62-69
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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