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UM05-S3 - A Cross-National Study of the Economic Well-being of Older People in the United States, Germany and Great Britain

Ludmila Rovba

<SPAN style='mso-bidi-font-family: TimesNewRoman'><FONT face='Times New Roman' size=3> <P class=MsoNormal style='MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt'>Using data from the March Current Population Surveys (CPS) in the United States, the Household Panel Survey in Great Britain (BHPS), and the Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) in Germany, this essay examines the change in the distribution of household income of the older (aged 65 and over) and younger (aged 64 and lower) population over the business cycles of the 1980s and 1990s in the United States, and the 1990s in Germany, and Great Britain. Summary measures of income inequality as well as nonparametric kernel density estimation technique are used to document how the income distribution over the business cycles in these countries.</P></FONT></SPAN>

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Working Paper(s):
How the Distribution of After-Tax Income Changed Over the 1990s Business Cycle: A Comparison of the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Japan
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