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Income inequality and redistributive impact of government intervention accross European countries

The aim of this study is to trace income inequality changes in Europe after 1980, to identify patterns of income inequality across European countries, as well as to assess the effect of fiscal redistribution through taxes and transfers. The source of information for the analysis is the World Inequality Database and the time series that it maintains, and several indicators are used to measure income inequality - top 1% income share, top 10% income share and bottom 50% income share. The change…