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The Fall in Income Inequality during COVID-19 in Five European Countries

Andrew Clark (), Conchita D'Ambrosio () and Anthony Lepinteur

No 565, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: We here use panel data from the COME-HERE survey to track income inequality during COVID-19 in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden. Relative inequality in equivalent household disposable income among individuals changed in a hump-shaped way over 2020. An initial rise from January to May was more than reversed by September. Absolute inequality also fell over this period. As such, policy responses may have been of more benefit for the poorer than the richer.

Keywords: COME-HERE; COVID-19; Income Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I32 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2020-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur and nep-ltv
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