Measuring Inequality in the National Accounts (PDF)

This paper provides context for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) prototype estimates of the distribution of income. It describes measurement questions, such as what concept of income should be used, and a summary of the results for the 2007–2018 period. The paper also presents a comparison with estimates produced by other studies of the distribution of income.


Dennis J. Fixler , Marina Gindelsky , and David Johnson