• Accounting for family background when designing optimal income taxes: a microeconometric simulation analysis 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      The purpose of this paper is to introduce and adopt a generalised version of Roemer's (1998) Equality of Opportunity (EOp) framework, which we call extended EOp, for analysing second-best optimal income taxation. Unlike ...
    • Assimilation effects on poverty among immigrants in Norway 

      Galloway, Taryn Ann; Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
      This paper discusses the question of whether or not the high incidence of poverty among immigrants in Norway persists even after immigrants have been in the country for a long period, i.e. after they have had the opportunity ...
    • Axiomatic characterization of the Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve orderings 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2001)
      This paper is concerned with distributions of income and the ordering of related Lorenz curves. By introducing appropriate preference relations on the set of Lorenz curves, two alternative axiomatic characterizations of ...
    • Birds of a feather flock together’: the impact of choice of spouse on family labor income inequality 

      Aslaksen, Iulie; Wennemo, Tom; Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
      This paper analyzes to what extent the rise in women's labor force participation has led to ‘flocking together’, i.e. whether women with high labor income tend to be married to men with high labor income, or vice versa. ...
    • Decomposition of rank-dependent measures of inequality by subgroups 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bjerve, Steinar; Doksum, Kjell (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2005)
      Summary - The purpose of additive subgroup decomposition is to study the relationship between overall inequality and inequality within and between population subgroups defined by variables like gender, age, education and ...
    • The Distributional impact of public services when needs differ 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bhuller, Manudeep; Langørgen, Audun; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Despite a broad consensus on the need to take into account the value of public services in distributional analysis, there is little reliable evidence on how the inclusion of such non-cash income actually affects poverty ...
    • Do more equal slices shrink the cake? An empirical investigation of tax-transfer reform proposals in Italy 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo; Strøm, Steinar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2004)
      A crucial issue in efficiency-equality evaluations of tax reforms resides in the possibility that the level as well as the distribution of welfare may change, where the household-specific measures of welfare capture the ...
    • The dual approach for measuring multidimensional deprivation: Theory and empirical evidence 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Peluso, Eugenio; Sigstad, Henrik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      This paper is concerned with the problem of ranking and quantifying the extent of deprivation in multidimensional distributions of dichotomous deprivation variables. To this end, we introduce a family of measures of ...
    • Empirical rules of thumb for choice under uncertainty 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Abstract: A substantial body of empirical evidence shows that individuals overweight extreme events and act in conflict with the expected utility theory. These findings were the primary motivation behind the development ...
    • Evaluating alternative representations of the choice sets in models of labour supply 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo; Wennemo, Tom (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2009)
      During the last two decades, the discrete-choice modelling of labour supply decisions has become increasingly popular, starting with Aaberge et al. (1995) and van Soest (1995). Within the literature adopting this approach ...
    • Fiscal and spending behavior of local governments : Identification of price effects when prices are not observed 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Langørgen, Audun (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003)
      Abstract. This paper analyzes local public fiscal and spending behavior in a setting where local governments, represented by the dominant party or coalition, are treated as utility maximizing agents. The econometric ...
    • Fordelingseffekter av offentlig tjenesteproduksjon i Europa. 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Langørgen, Audun; Lindgren, Petter Y. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Formålet med denne artikkelen er å belyse hvordan inntektsulikhet og fattigdom varierer mellom europeiske land, når verdien av offentlige tjenester inngår i inntektsbegrepet. De tradisjonelle fordelingsstudiene basert på ...
    • Fordelingsvirkninger av kommunal tjenesteproduksjon 

      Langørgen, Audun; Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2002)
      Fordelingen av økonomisk velferd avhenger av både private inntekter og hvor mye hver person mottar av kommunale tjenester. En helhetlig fordelingsanalyse forutsetter derfor at inntektsbegrepet blir utvidet til å omfatte ...
    • Gini’s nuclear family 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007)
      The purpose of this paper is to justify the use of the Gini coefficient and two close relatives for summarizing the basic information of inequality in distributions of income. To this end we employ a specific transformation ...
    • Inequality in current and lifetime income 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Mogstad, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-08-14)
      To gauge inequality in living standards, the distribution of lifetime income is likely to be more relevant than the distribution of current income. Yet, empirical studies of income inequality are typically based on ...
    • Labor supply responses and welfare effects from replacing current tax rules by a flat tax: Empirical evidence from Italy, Norway and Sweden 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo; Strøm, Steinar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2000)
      This paper employs a microeconometric framework to examine the labor supply responses and the welfare effects from replacing current tax systems in Italy, Norway and Sweden by a flat tax on total income. The flat tax rates ...
    • Measuring long-term inequality of opportunity 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Mogstad, Magne; Peragine, Vito (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Abstract In this paper, we introduce a new family of rank-dependent measures of inequality and social welfare consistent with the equality of opportunity (EOp) principle. The proposed framework can be used to measure ...
    • Measuring the benefits from public services: the effects of local government spending on the distribution of income in Norway 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Langørgen, Audun (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006)
      The purpose of this paper is to provide an evaluation of how local public in-kind benefits affect the distribution of income in Norway. To this end, a method that accounts for differences between municipalities in capacity ...
    • Om flate skatter 

      Strøm, Steinar; Aaberge, Rolf (Others, 1997)
      I noen av de mikroøkonometriske analysene som vi har foretatt de siste årene, har vi sett på hvordan atferden til ektepar/samboere endrer seg når skattereglene endres. Modellen som er benyttet i disse analysene er ...
    • Om skatt og inntektsulikhet 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Journal article, 1988)
      I forrige nummer av Sosialokonomen ga professor Tor Hersoug utredningen om inntektsdannelsen i Norge (NOU 1988:24) en kritisk omtale. En del av hans innvendinger er knyttet til kapitlet om den personlige inntektsfor ...