Surge in top income shares has happened primarily in English speaking countries

Surge in top income shares has happened primarily in

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Surge in top income shares has happened primarily in English speaking countries, not as much in Continental Europe and Japan [Atkinson, Piketty, Saez JEL'11] Increases in inequality at the very top of the U.S. income distribution (1% and higher) has been particularly sizeable since the 1970s: the share of total wages and salaries earned by the top 1 percent wage income earners has jumped from 5.1 percent in 1970 to 12.0 percent in 2006. development (Piketty and Saez, 2003, 2006)
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