Measuring Inequality in the National Accounts (PDF)

This paper provides context for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) prototype estimates of the distribu- tion of income. It describes measurement questions, such as what concept of income should be used, and a summary of the results for the 2007–2016 period. The paper also presents a comparison with estimates pro- duced by other studies of the distribution of income.


Dennis J. Fixler , Marina Gindelsky , and David Johnson