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

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo (Discussion Papers;No. 619, Working paper, 2010)
      Abstract: 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. ...
    • A counting approach for measuring multidimensional deprivation 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Peluso, Eugenio (Discussion papers (Statistisk sentralbyrå. Forskningsavdelingen);No. 700, Working paper, 2012)
      This paper is concerned with the problem of ranking and quantifying the extent of deprivation exhibited by multidimensional distributions, where the multiple attributes in which an individual can be deprived are represented ...
    • A framework for empirical modelling of consumer demand with latent quality attributes 

      Dagsvik, John K.; Zhu, Yu; Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 229, Working paper, 1998)
      This paper discusses a particular approach to empirical consumer demand modelling when products are differentiated and the product attributes are unobservable. In contrast to the traditional approach to this problem, see ...
    • Analyse av ulikhet i fordelinger av levekår 

      Andersen, Arne; Aaberge, Rolf (Rapporter;1983/21, Research report, 1983)
      Ett av hovedformålene med en levekårsstatistikk er å belyse fordelingen av levekårene i befolkningen. En slik generell formulering av formålet kan imidlertid presiseres i en rekke ulike problemstillinger. Det er ganske ...
    • 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 ...
    • A structural approach for measuring fiscal disparities 

      Langørgen, Audun; Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 254, Working paper, 1999)
      Fiscal disparities arise from differences in costs and capacity to produce a standard package of public services. This paper proposes to use a structural modelling approach as basis for measuring fiscal disparities across ...
    • Asymptotic distribution theory of empirical rank-dependent measures of inequality 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 402, Working paper, 2005)
      Abstract: A major aim of most income distribution studies is to make comparisons of income inequality across time for a given country and/or compare and rank different countries according to the level of income inequality. ...
    • 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 (Discussion Papers;No. 276, Working paper, 2000)
      This paper discusses the effects of the substantial rise in labor force participation of married women on the level, structure and trend in family labor income inequality. An interesting question is to what extent the rise ...
    • 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. ...
    • Characterization and measurement of duration dependence in hazard rate models 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 319, Working paper, 2002)
      Abstract: As is known from the economic literature, the notion of negative/positive duration dependence defined in terms of a decreasing/increasing hazard function can solely be used as a basis for revealing whether ...
    • Choosing measures of inequality for empirical applications 

      Aaberge, Rolf (Discussion Papers;No. 158, Working paper, 1995)
      This paper is concerned with the distribution of income and the problem of choosing summary measures of inequality for empirical applications. By introducing a simple transformation of the Lorenz curve one is led to three ...
    • Decomposition of rank-dependent measures of inequality by subgroups 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bjerve, Steinar; Doksum, Kjell (Discussion Papers;No. 437, Working paper, 2005)
      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 region ...
    • 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 ...
    • Decomposition of the gini coefficient by income components : various types of applications and interpretations 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Aslaksen, Iulie (Discussion Papers;No. 182, Working paper, 1996)
      This paper aims at clarifying the notion "overall distributive effect" of an income component or a policy proposal and moreover discusses various approaches for assessing the distributional impact of the components of total ...
    • Designing optimal taxes with a microeconometric model of household labour supply 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Colombino, Ugo (Discussion Papers;No. 475, Working paper, 2006)
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present an exercise where we identify optimal income tax rules under the constraint of fixed tax revenue. To this end, we estimate a microeconomic model with 78 parameters that ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Distributional impact of public services when needs differ 

      Aaberge, Rolf; Bhuller, Manudeep; Langørgen, Audun; Mogstad, Magne (Discussion Papers;No. 621, Working paper, 2010)
      Abstract: 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 ...
    • 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 ...