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Income inequality in Korea, 1958-2013

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  • Income inequality in Korea, 1958-2013
  • Hong, Minki
  • University of Amsterdam


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Title Income inequality in Korea, 1958-2013
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Material Type Proceedings
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Hong, Minki

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Geneva, Switzerland : University of Amsterdam

Date 2015
Event

Conference of the regulating for decent work network

Pages 16
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Economy < Financial Policy
Economy < Economic Conditions
Holding University of Amsterdam
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Abstract

In recent years, a methodology for studying income concentration using long time series tax return data has been established following Piketty (2001), who in turn builds on the seminal work by Kuznets (1953). Our data on income distribution mainly from the income tax return statistics published annually by the Korean tax administration starting in 1958. These statistics generally provide the number of taxpayers, the amount of income reported by taxpayers and the amount of income tax paid by income brackets