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The Evolution of Income, Consumption, and Leisure Inequality in The US, 1980-2010

Orazio Attanasio, Erik Hurst, Luigi Pistaferri

NBER Working Paper No. 17982
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

A first version of this paper was presented at the NBER-CRIW conference on the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Washington, DC, December 2-3. We are grateful to Angus Deaton, Guglielmo Weber, Thesia Garner, David Johnson, Erich Battistin and Mario Padula for useful comments. We would also like to thank Peter Levell, Erich Battistin, Mario Padula for help with the CE data and Andres Otero for efficient research assistance. Pistaferri gratefully acknowledges financial support from the ERC Starting Grant 284024 and thanks EIEF for hosting him while this paper was written. Hurst gratefully acknowledges financial support from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. As usual, we are responsible for any mistakes. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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