Anthony B. Atkinson

Anthony B. Atkinson
University of Oxford | OX · Nuffield College

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The EU has not made any progress towards achieving its ‘Europe 2020’ social inclusion target, adopted in 2010, of lifting at least 20 million people from poverty and social exclusion by 2020. This book aims to contribute to our understanding of some of the substantive challenges facing ‘Social Europe’ and to the development of methods that can brin...
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This article assesses the importance of Dalton's 1920 paper in the Economic Journal for subsequent developments in income distribution analysis.
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This paper brings together two approaches to the monitoring of household living standards: the macro-economic (national accounts) analysis of aggregates and the social indicators based on household microdata (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions [EU-SILC]). Both are essential. The national accounts are necessary to provide an o...
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This paper brings together two approaches to the monitoring of household living standards: the macro-economic (national accounts) analysis of aggregates and the social indicators based on household microdata (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions [EU-SILC]). Both are essential. The national accounts are necessary to provide an o...
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Social inclusion, or the combating of poverty and social exclusion, is essential for successful human development. The measurement of poverty and social exclusion is highly relevant at all levels of policy- making. Here, we are particularly concerned with national governments that are making policy in a multinational or global context such as th e...
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A rapidly growing area of economic research investigates the top of the income distribution using data from income tax records. This volume brings together studies of top incomes for twelve countries from around the world, including China, India, Japan, Argentina and Indonesia. Together with the first volume, published in 2007, the studies cover tw...
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This paper argues that consideration of world inequality should cause us to re-examine the key concepts underlying the welfare approach to the measurement of income inequality and the inter-relation between the measurement of inequality and the measurement of poverty. There are three reasons why we feel that a re-examination is necessary: (i) the e...
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Based on a pioneering research programme on the evolution of top incomes, this volume brings together studies from 10 OECD countries. This rapidly growing field of economic research investigates the top segment of the income distribution by using data from income tax records over the past century. As well as describing the source data and methods e...
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This book has sought to provide an analysis of the challenges facing the Social Inclusion Process and how it can be taken forward, in a context in which the interdependence of the European Union's economic, employment, social, and environmental goals is to the fore. The importance of ensuring close links between the Social Protection and Social Inc...
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This chapter contributes to the dynamic process of developing the common social indicators, in the context of Enlargement; a new EU data source (EUSILC) with a new income concept; a streamlined OMC on social protection and social inclusion; and new policy concerns. It emphasises the development of non-income-related indicators on deprivation, housi...
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Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and reinforce inequalities. This book explores the links between welfare state provision and teenage reproductive behaviour across a range of countries with differing welfare regimes.
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In December 2001, the Laeken European Council adopted a set of commonly agreed and defined indicators for social inclusion. These should play a central role in monitoring the performance of Member States in making progress towards the key EU objectives in this area set by the Nice European Council in 2000, and represent a major step forward in the...
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The paper examines the long-run evolution of income distribution in eight industrialized countries. No common trend is observed in the last quarter of a century: the inequality of disposable incomes increased in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and in Sweden and Finland in the 1990s; it changed little in Canada, France and the...
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The European Union adopted in December 2001 a set of common indicators for social inclusion. This paper describes the background to the adoption of the indicators, and the work undertaken as part of the Belgian Presidency. It sets out principles for the construction of social indicators for this purpose, emphasising their role as performance indica...
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Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and social exclusion in several European countries and have begun to play a significant role in advancing the social dimension of the European Union as a w...
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This paper examines the role of secondary data-sets in empirical economic research, taking the field of income distribution as a case study. We illustrate problems faced by users of "secondary" statistics, showing how both cross-country comparisons and time-series analysis can depend sensitively on the choice of data. After describing the genealogy...
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Secondary data-sets have come to play an increasing role in empirical economic research. This paper examines the major new secondary data-set assembled by Klaus Deininger and Lyn Squire (DS) at the World Bank. We concentrate on its coverage of the OECD countries. We have particularly in mind the user of income inequality statistics who does not wis...
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The opinions and conclusions are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions of our employer. We thank for comments and suggestions; and also the participants in seminars given at Washington University, St Louis, and the MacArthur Network on the Family and the Economy. We thank Kati Foley, Karen Cimilluca an...
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This report gives a detailed picture of economic inequality in France today. It analyses their origins, assesses the impact of redistributive mechanisms and indicates which are the appropriate instruments of policy in the fight against inequality. The second report, Thomas Piketty concerns the distribution of tax revenues in France in the twentieth...

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