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First estimates of inequality benchmark incomes for a range of countries

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It is known that virtually all inequality measures imply the existence of a ‘benchmark income’, above which adding incremental income increases inequality, and below which it decreases inequality. Benchmark incomes can be interpreted as social reference levels that identify the richest individual for whom it would be just to subsidize their income. Despite the intuitive appeal of benchmark incomes, there have been hardly any empirical applications to date. This paper provides the first estima...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0248178

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Population Health
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9098-9331
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Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
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Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Article number:
e0248178
Publication date:
2021-03-17
Acceptance date:
2021-02-19
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
33730030
Language:
English
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1168658
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pubs:1168658
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2021-04-15

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