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VI Trends in Wage Inequality, 1981–2001

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Source: Hong Kong SAR : Meeting the Challenges of Integration with the Mainland

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): William Lee , Jorge Chan-Lau , Dora Iakova , Papa N'Diaye , Tao Wang , Ida Liu , Hong Liang , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2004

ISBN: 9781589062948

Keywords: Economic conditions, Hong Kong SAR, prices, wage, expenditure, wages, government expenditure

Income inequality in Hong Kong SAR has increased rapidly over the last twenty years (Figure 6.1). The Gini coefficient, a commonly used summary measure of household income inequalit...