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Pedro Ferreira de Souza, Marcelo Medeiros and Fabio A. Castro
 
''Top incomes in Brazil: preliminary results''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.2 )
 
 
We present the preliminary results of our analysis of top incomes in Brazil from 2006 to 2012. We describe the evolution of the income shares of the top 1% and the top 5% and estimate a “tax-corrected” Gini coefficient. The data come from personal income tax returns, national accounts and household surveys. The results show that the levels of income inequality in Brazil are higher than those estimated using household surveys, and, contrary to what these surveys show, inequality did not fall over this period: the current trend is one of stability.
 
 
Keywords: income inequality, top incomes, top income shares, tax data
JEL: D3 - Distribution: General
N3 - Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income and Wealth: General, International, or Comparative
 
Manuscript Received : Oct 30 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 22 2015

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