IZA DP No. 14951: Top-Income Adjustments and Official Statistics on Income Distribution: The Case of the UK
Forthcoming in: A special issue of the Journal of Economic Inequality on ‘Finding the upper tail’
UK official statistics on income distribution have incorporated top-income adjustments to household survey data since 1992. This article reviews the work undertaken by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics, and the academic research that influenced them, and reflects on the lessons to learn from the UK experience.