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dc.contributor.authorBurkhauser, RV
dc.contributor.authorHerault, N
dc.contributor.authorJENKINS, S
dc.contributor.authorWilkins, R
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T04:46:35Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T04:46:35Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-01
dc.identifier.citationBurkhauser, R. V., Herault, N., JENKINS, S. & Wilkins, R. (2020). What accounts for the rising share of women in the top 1%?. Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258651
dc.description.abstractThe share of women in the top 1% of the UK’s income distribution has been growing over the last two decades (as in several other countries). Our first contribution is to account for this secular change using regressions of the probability of being in the top 1%, fitted separately for men and women, in order to contrast between the sexes the role of changes in characteristics and changes in returns to characteristics. We show that the rise of women in the top 1% is primarily accounted for by their greater increases (relative to men) in the number of years spent in full-time education. Although most top income analysis uses tax return data, we derive our findings taking advantage of the much more extensive information about personal characteristics that is available in survey data. Our use of survey data requires justification given survey under-coverage of top incomes. Providing this justification is our second contribution.
dc.publisherMelbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research
dc.titleWhat accounts for the rising share of women in the top 1%?
dc.typeWorking Paper
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
melbourne.elementsid1486477
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/3407935/wp2020n09.pdf
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/3407935/wp2020n09.pdf
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorHerault, Nicolas
melbourne.contributor.authorBurkhauser, Richard
melbourne.contributor.authorJENKINS, STEPHEN
melbourne.contributor.authorWilkins, Roger
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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