Adding unpaid work value to income inequality measures in Slovakia
Anna Vallušová, Žaneta Lacová
Available Online October 2019.
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- household income, income inequality measurement, unpaid work, regional disparities, Slovakia
- Income inequality represents one of the central issues that are widely discussed by present-day economists. In Slovakia, significant income inequality linked to disparities between regions persists. The central aim of our paper is to offer an alternative insight into the issue of income inequality measurement by adjusting indicators of household income by the value of households’ unpaid work. Our analysis combines data about Slovak households from the Luxembourg Income Study and from an original unpaid work study in Slovakia. Traditional inequality measures (Gini coefficient, Atkinson index and percentile ratios) are applied at the regional level. Our results show that income inequality and regional disparities measures become more favourable after incorporating the value of work done by households. Thus, a need to recognise the value of unpaid work in national accounting systems and in economic policy actions is underlined.
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TY - CONF AU - Anna Vallušová AU - Žaneta Lacová PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - Adding unpaid work value to income inequality measures in Slovakia BT - 22nd International Scientific Conference on Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics (AMSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/amse-19.2019.15 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/amse-19.2019.15 ID - Vallušová2019/10 ER -