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Title: Top Incomes in Indonesia, 1920-2004      
dateReleased:
07-23-2013
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21921
ID:
hdl:1902.1/21921
description:
Using taxation and household survey data, this paper estimates top income shares for Indonesia during 1920-2004. Our results suggest that top income shares grew during the 1920s and 1930s, but fell in the post-war era. In more recent decades, we observe a sharp rise in top income shares during the late-1990s, coinciding with the 1997-98 economic crisis, and some evidence that top income shares fell in the early-2000s. For pre-war Indonesia, we decompose top income shares by income source, and find that for groups below the top 0.5%, a majority of income was derived from wages. Where comparable data are available, top in come shares in Indonesia are generally higher than in other countries, a finding that is at odds with the view that Indonesia is a relatively egalitarian society.
description:
Leigh, Andrew; van der Eng, Pierre, 2013, "Top Incomes in Indonesia, 1920-2004", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21921, Harvard Dataverse, V1
name:
Leigh, Andrew
van der Eng, Pierre
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997