On the assessment and use of cross-national income inequality datasets
Frederick Solt ()
The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2015, vol. 13, issue 4, 683-691
Researchers should ensure the data they employ are fit for their purpose, and they should maximize the quality of the data they choose. In this paper, I review how this advice applies to broadly cross-national research on income inequality. I demonstrate that the guidance offered in Jenkins (J. Econ. Inequal., 2015 ) to those pursuing cross-national research runs completely counter to the recommendations found in Atkinson and Brandolini (J. Econ. Lit. 39(3), 771–799, 2001 , 2009 ), the source of the aforementioned advice and the works upon which Jenkins (J. Econ. Inequal., 2015 ) claims its own is based. I then show how the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) incorporates Atkinson and Brandolini’s recommendations to provide the most comparable data available for those engaged in broadly cross-national research on income inequality. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
Keywords: Measurement; Cross-national; Income inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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