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From income to consumption: Understanding the transmission of inequality

Economic inequality has many measures, including wages, earnings, disposable income, and consumption. Instead of entering the debate about the best way to measure inequality, I try to determine how all of the different measures might be used together to better understand the evolution of inequality within and across countries. In this article, I focus primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Economic Support, Employment, Financial Security, Inequality & Mobility, Intergenerational Poverty, Labor Market, Social Insurance Programs, Wealth

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