Kitov, Ivan (2009): MECHANICAL MODEL of PERSONAL INCOME DISTRIBUTION.
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A microeconomic model is developed, which accurately predicts the shape of personal income distribution (PID) in the United States and the evolution of the shape over time. The underlying concept is borrowed from geo-mechanics and thus can be considered as mechanics of income distribution. The model allows the resolution of empirical and definitional problems associated with personal income measurements. It also serves as a firm fundament for definitions of income inequality as secondary derivatives from personal income distribution. It is found that in relative terms the PID in the US has not been changing since 1947. Effectively, the Gini coefficient has been almost constant during the last 60 years, as reported by the Census Bureau.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||MECHANICAL MODEL of PERSONAL INCOME DISTRIBUTION|
|English Title:||MECHANICAL MODEL of PERSONAL INCOME DISTRIBUTION|
|Keywords:||personal income, modelling, mechanics, the US|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E01 - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C81 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D01 - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
|Depositing User:||Ivan Kitov|
|Date Deposited:||16. Feb 2009 07:44|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:35|
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