Full text: Konvolut The Personal Distribution of Income 2

Sweden 1 971 
Holland 1962/3 
Wealth distribution 
Pareto coefficient 
(whole range, 
11 values) 1.78 1.73 1.38 
Regression of 
income on wealth 
coefficient \C : 0.56 0.65 
Calculated Pareto 
coefficient for 
income: 5.18 2.66 
Actual Pareto 
coefficiet for 
income ( 5 values) 2.62 2.14 2.08 
ditto, excluding 
the open size 
class of wealth 3.12 2.62 
The above table gives the v&lues for the coefficient 
of regression of the mean income on wealth. The correlation is very 
high ( r is ,997 ) for the mean income values; for the mean square 
correlation of the grouped income data it is modest, r^= .25 in 
From the actual -^areto coefficient for wealth and the 
coefficient K, we can calculate the Pareto coefficiet for income 
in accordance with equation (£■). In Holland we obtain 2.20, 
which compares with an actual P a reto voefficieht ( for income of 
wealth owners of 2.08. ( The coefficient for all incomes^including 
pepple with no taxable wealth, is not markedly different, which 
is rather surprising). 
While the/results are not worse than could be expected . 
the Swedish data are less straightforward. A peculiarity is here 
that married couples ( to some extent als^o^c&ildren ) are jointly 
assessed for wealth tax so that their joint wealth and income is given 
in the data. This leads to a splitting up of the mass of wealth

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