u
holders into four groups ( couples where both hare wealth, couples when
one only has wealth, single men and single women ). ^he reduction in
sample size impairs the regularity of the data and I have therefore
aggregated the four into two groups : married couples and single
pwESons.
The calculated Pareto coefficients for income of wealth
owners are much higher than the actual ones ( ^able 1).
These calculated coefficients correspond more nearly to those of
all income receivers including the wealthless ones -the great
majority. They correspond also more nearly to these of the
conditional income distributions in all wealth classes except the
last three. In fact, if we exclude the open wealth class
frojj the income distribution ( which might perhaps be motivated
by the argument that it is not contained in the calculation of
either ) then we get ?areto coefficients entirely in line with
the calculated
ones
( Table 1).
The motivation is not entirely
convincing and
the
results are inconclusive.
Sinne the condi
tional income distributions in the
wealth classes
have
been referred
to several times, - give in the
following data
for
couples where
both husband and wife have wealth.
conditiona
1 income distribution
health in 000 K
[ft. mean
Pareto coefficient
150-175
4.74
4.06
175-200
4.76
3.55
200-250
4.79
3.83
250-500
4.34
5.92
V>4
O
O
1
£-
O
O
4.88
3.69
400-500
• 4.95
3.34,
500-750
5.01
5.29
750-1000
5-09
3.00
1000-2000
5.18
3.47
2000-5000
5.38
2.19
5000-
(5.74)
1.17
Ail.
2.68
All without open
wealth class
5.16