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New article published in JEEA on wealth inequality in Italy

January 12, 2024 | WID.world

The article “The concentration of personal wealth in Italy 1995–2016” by Paolo Acciari, Facundo Alvaredo, and Salvatore Morelli, has been published in the Journal of

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Inequality in lifetime earnings in France

January 8, 2024 | WID.world

How does inequality evolve over a lifetime? What are the differences in earnings between men and women over time? Cross-sectional measures of earnings inequality have

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Poland in the 21st century – one of the most unequal countries in Europe

December 26, 2023 | WID.world

Poland has experienced the fastest growth in Europe during its transition from communism to a market economy, with real average national income per capita more

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What’s new about wealth inequality in the world?

December 22, 2023 | WID.world

The 2023 update of the World Inequality Database includes wealth inequality data up to 2022. Key findings The top 10% own nearly ¾ of the

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To become or not to become French: conscription, naturalization, and labor market integration

December 20, 2023 | WID.world

Migrant-receiving countries are increasingly tightening regulations governing the acquisition of various forms of residence and work permits. In this context, naturalization, which represents the final

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Intergenerational mobility in France

December 18, 2023 | WID.world

How much do our parents’ incomes determine how much we earn? Is there a link between how easily we move up the social ladder between

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Behavioral responses to wealth taxation: evidence from a Norwegian reform

December 18, 2023 | WID.world

Although only a few OECD countries currently apply progressive wealth taxes (Colombia, Norway, Spain, Switzerland), the academic and political debate on the complementary role of

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A response to Auten and Splinter’s denial of US inequality

December 14, 2023 | WID.world

Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman respond to Auten and Splinter’s paper published in the Journal of Political Economy in November 2023, which denies

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Income inequality in Canada – historical trends and regional comparisons since 1982

December 12, 2023 | WID.world

How have inequalities evolved in Canada since the 1980s? How Quebec and other provinces compare to each other? What are the most effective fiscal and

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