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Income inequality in New Zealand, 1935 – 2014

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dc.contributor.author Creedy, John
dc.contributor.author Gemmell, Norman
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Loc
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-04T22:50:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:32:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-04T22:50:49Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:32:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20253
dc.description.abstract Trends in income inequality are increasingly being examined and discussed by economists and policy makers both in New Zealand and globally. In the case of New Zealand, it is known that income inequality indices, such as the Gini index, increased during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with limited change thereafter. But with most data series beginning in the early 1980s, little is known about the levels and changes of such indices over prior decades. Based on previously unexplored data from Statistics New Zealand Official Yearbooks and Inland Revenue, this paper reports estimates for the Gini index of income inequality for New Zealand from the mid-1930s to the present. They are then compared with similar Gini estimates for Australia for 1942-2001 where some remarkable commonalities are found. The paper describes the methodology used to calculate the index and reports Gini indices for incomes for individuals before tax and, where available, after tax, and separately for male and female incomes from 1981. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Public Finance ; 07/2017 en_NZ
dc.subject Income inequality en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject Gini index en_NZ
dc.title Income inequality in New Zealand, 1935 – 2014 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 140219 Welfare Economics en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 380119 Welfare economics en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/cpf en_NZ

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