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Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century

Inequality and Redistribution, 1901–1998

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ISBN 9780674737693

Publication Date: 05/07/2018

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1280 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 44 graphs, 127 tables

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  • Preface to the New Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Study Top Incomes?
  • I. The Evolution of Income Inequality in France in the Twentieth Century
    • 1. A Fivefold Increase in “Average” Purchasing Power in the Twentieth Century
    • 2. The Evolution of the Level and Composition of Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century
    • 3. Wage Inequality in France in the Twentieth Century
  • II. Top Incomes and Redistribution in France in the Twentieth Century
    • 4. Income Tax Legislation from 1914 to 1998
    • 5. Who Paid What?
  • III. France and the Kuznets Curve
    • 6. Was the “End of the Rentiers” a Tax Illusion?
    • 7. How Does France Compare with Foreign Experiences?
  • Conclusion: Top Incomes in France at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
  • Appendix A: The Raw Statistical Tables Compiled by the Tax Administration from Income Tax Returns (1915–1998 Tax Years)
  • Appendix B: Methodology and Results of Estimates Based on Income Tax Return Statistics (1915–1998 Tax Years)
  • Appendix C: Complementary Data on Income Tax Legislation
  • Appendix D: Raw Data, Methodology, and Results of Estimates Based on Statistics from Employer Wage Declarations (1919–1938, 1947, and 1950–1998 Wages)
  • Appendix E: Estimating Consistent Series for the Blue-Collar Wage and the Average Wage over the Long Run (1900–1998)
  • Appendix F: Consumption Price Indexes (1900–1998)
  • Appendix G: Methodology and Results of the Estimates Based on the National Accounts Series (1900–1998)
  • Appendix H: Population, Households, and Socioprofessional Structure, 1900–1998
  • Appendix I: Estimates of the Income Distribution in Twentieth-Century France
  • Appendix J: Raw Data, Methodology, and Results of Estimates Based on the Statistics Derived from Bequest Declarations (1902–1994 Bequests)
  • Appendix K: Raw Data, Methodology, and Estimates Based on Statistics on the Distribution of Parisian Rents (1889, 1901, and 1911 Rents)
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Contents in Detail
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • Index

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