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Household wealth and the aged: An income distribution survey analysis

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Bruce R Bacon
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Conference Paper 98/3

Paper presented at the Sixth Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers, University of Melbourne, July 1998.

The RIM Task Force has been estimating the distribution of household incomes and wealth for a number of years. This paper documents the approach we have adopted and documents a number of studies we have conducted to investigate the incomes and wealth of the aged using the ABS Income Distribution Surveys (IDS). In doing so, the paper demonstrates the potential range and scope of analysis that can be undertaken using unit record data sources like the IDS.