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Title: Sticky income inequality in the Spanish transition (1973-1990)
Author: Torregrosa Hetland, Sara
Keywords: Impostos sobre la renda
Igualtat retributiva
Transició democràtica espanyola, 1975-1982
Pressupost familiar
Distribució de la renda
Income tax
Pay equity
Spanish transition to democracy, 1975-1982
Family budgets
Income distribution
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Series/Report no: [WP E-Eco14/319]
Abstract: This paper investigates the evolution of income inequality in Spain during its transition to democracy, suggesting a method for the correction of under-reporting of earnings and profits in the Household Budget Surveys’ data. The contribution is twofold: the methodological proposal, based on income expenditure discrepancy and scaling-up to National Accounts, improves on previous work, and can be convenient for similar historical sources in other countries. Secondly, its application results in an alternative history of the distribution of income in this case, changing the levels and also the observed trend. Previous literature asserted a substantial equalization, related to the democratization process, while after the adjustment inequality in disposable income is shown to have been quite persistent.
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It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2014, E14/319
ISSN: 1136-8365
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