Consumption, Income, and Wealth Inequality in Canada
Martin Gervais (),
Paul Klein () and
Michio Suzuki ()
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Review of Economic Dynamics, 2010, vol. 13, issue 1, pages 52-75
In this paper, we document some features of the distribution of income, consumption and wealth in Canada using survey data from many different sources. We find that wage and income inequality have increased substantially over the last 30 years, but that much of this rise was offset by the tax and transfer system. As a result, the rise in consumption inequality has been relatively mild. We also document that wealth inequality has remained fairly stable since 1999. Using both confidential data and publicly available data, we are able to gauge the extent to which the publicly available data conceals aspects of inequality that confidential data reveals. (Copyright: Elsevier)
Keywords: Income inequality; Consumption inequality; Wealth inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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