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Top-income adjustments and official statistics on income distribution: the case of the UK

Stephen Jenkins

The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2022, vol. 20, issue 1, No 7, 168 pages

Abstract: Abstract UK official statistics on income distribution have incorporated top-income adjustments to household survey data since 1992. This article reviews the work undertaken by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, and the academic research that influenced them, and reflects on the lessons to learn from the UK experience.

Keywords: D31; C81; Inequality; Income inequality; Top incomes; Tax return data; Survey data; Data combination; SPI adjustment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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