Lane Kenworthy, The Good Society
The following charts show household incomes at the tenth percentile. The incomes include government transfers and subtract taxes. For most countries we have two data sources: the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the OECD.
Figure A1. Tenth-percentile household income
Thick lines: Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) data. Thin lines: OECD data. Posttransfer-posttax household income. The incomes are adjusted for household size (the numbers on the vertical axis are for a household with three persons), adjusted for inflation, and converted to US dollars using purchasing power parities. “k” = thousand.
LOW-END INCOMES BY GDP PER CAPITA
To what degree does economic growth reach households on the lower part of the income ladder? Figure A2 shows tenth-percentile household income by GDP per capita since 1979.
Figure A2. Tenth-percentile household income by GDP per capita
The data points are years. 1979-2019. The lines are linear regression lines. Household incomes are posttransfer-posttax, adjusted for household size and then rescaled to reflect a three-person household. Household incomes and GDP per capita are adjusted for inflation and converted to US dollars using purchasing power parities. “k” = thousand. Data sources: OECD; Luxembourg Income Study.