Data from: The distribution of income is worse than you think: including pollution impacts into measures of income inequality

Nicholas Z. Muller, Peter Hans Matthews & Virginia Wiltshire-Gordon
This paper calculates the distribution of an adjusted measure of income that deducts damages due to exposure to air pollution from reported market income in the United States from 2011 to 2014. The Gini coefficient for this measure of adjusted income is 0.682 in 2011, as compared to 0.482 for market income. By 2014, we estimate that the Gini for adjusted income fell to 0.646, while the market income Gini did not appreciably change. The...

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