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Correspondence to Leonardo Gasparini.

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Leonardo Gasparini is at CEDLAS-UNLP and Conicet; Leopoldo Tornarolli is at CEDLAS-UNLP. CEDLAS is the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas).

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Gasparini, L., Tornarolli, L. A review of the OECD Income Distribution Database. J Econ Inequal 13, 579–602 (2015).

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