Reference : The fall in income inequality during COVID-19 in four European countries
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/47804
The fall in income inequality during COVID-19 in four European countries
English
Clark, Andrew mailto [> >]
d'Ambrosio, Conchita mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
Lepinteur, Anthony mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
In press
Journal of Economic Inequality
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Yes
International
1569-1721
Netherlands
[en] COME-HERE ; COVID-19 ; Income inequality
[en] We here use panel data from the COME-HERE survey to track income inequality during COVID-19 in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Relative inequality in equivalent household disposable income among individuals changed in a hump-shaped way between January 2020 and January 2021, with an initial rise from January to May 2020 being more than reversed by September 2020. Absolute inequality also fell over this period. Due to the pandemic some households lost more than others, and government compensation schemes were targeted towards the poorest, implying that on average income differences decreased. Generalized Lorenz domination reveals that these distributive changes reduced welfare in Italy.
Researchers ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/47804
10.1007/s10888-021-09499-2
FnR ; FNR14840950 > Claus Vögele > COME-HERE > Covid-19, Mental Health, Resilience And Self-regulation > 01/06/2020 > 31/03/2021 > 2020 ; FNR12553347 > Sonia Schifano > SMIs > Social Mobility In The Long Run: How Does It Impact Inequality? > 15/10/2018 > 14/10/2022 > 2018

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