Chart of the day II: European distribution of wages


European nations show sharp differences in income distribution, with Belgium, Luxembourg, and Ireland showing the most egalitarian distributions. The charts are derived from the most extensive data, primarily for the year 2000 and before the Great Recession.

From Evaluating Distributional Differences in Income Inequality by Tim Futing Liao of the University of Illinois, published in the open access journal Socious: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World:

Kernel Density Distributions of Net Wages in 10 European Countries, circa 2000. Note.  Each kernel density plot contains two curves, a solid red line for men and a dashed green line for women.

Kernel Density Distributions of Net Wages in 10 European Countries, circa 2000.
Each kernel density plot contains two curves, a solid red line for men and a dashed green line for women.

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