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Polarization and the decline of the middle class : Canada and the US

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Several recent studies have suggested that the distribution of income (earnings, jobs) is becoming more polarized. Much of the evidence presented in support of this view consists of demonstrating that the population share in an arbitrarily chosen middle income class has fallen. However, such evidence can be criticized as being range-specific – depending on the particular cutoffs selected. In this paper we propose a range-free approach to measuring the middle class and polarization, based o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
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International Development Research Centre More from this funder
Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Series:
OPHI working paper
Publication date:
1992-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
31
ISBN:
9781907194153
Language:
English
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2014-11-27

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