Journal article

Measuring top incomes using tax record data: a cautionary tale from Australia

Richard V Burkhauser, Markus H Hahn, Roger Wilkins

Journal of Economic Inequality | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Andrew Leigh for providing the computer code used to produce top income shares in Atkinson and Leigh [8]. We thank Daniel Feenberg, Andrew Leigh, Stephen Jenkins, Jeff Larrimore and Dean Lillard for reading earlier drafts of this paper. This paper uses the confidentialised unit record file from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA Project was initiated and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.