De Economist

, Volume 126, Issue 4, pp 521–549 | Cite as

Dutch treat

Long-run changes in personal income distribution
  • Joop Hartog
  • Jan G. Veenbergen


This paper presents data on personal income distribution in the Netherlands for the period 1914–1972, in terms of decile income shares and measures of dispersion. Estimates are given of the trend and of cyclical sensitivity of income inequality, both trend and cycle being far more important before 1940 than after. Attempts to explain changes in inequality by regression analysis, with a necessarily limited set of variables, lead to many rejections.


Regression Analysis International Economic Public Finance Income Inequality Income Distribution 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joop Hartog
  • Jan G. Veenbergen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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