Replication data for: Improving the Measure of the Distribution of Personal Income
- Fixler, Dennis
- Gindelsky, Marina
- Johnson, David
AbstractDeveloping a national account-based measure of the distribution of income from the commonly used census-based concept of money income has been the subject of earlier research. We use publicly available survey and administrative data to construct a distribution of personal income after enhancing the top income distribution in the Current Population Survey (2007 and 2012). We show that inequality measures are fairly sensitive to the definition of income contemporaneously and across time. This work helps bridge the gap between micro data and macro statistics and informs about results from other studies, such as Piketty et al. (2018).
Is supplement to
DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20191037 (Text)
Fixler, Dennis, Marina Gindelsky, and David Johnson. “Improving the Measure of the Distribution of Personal Income.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 109 (May 2019): 302–6. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20191037.
- ID: 10.1257/pandp.20191037 (DOI)
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