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Share of income held by top 1 percent in developed countries, 1913–2009

Note: Gray lines plot the share of market income held by the top 1 percent of tax units in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Source: Authors' analysis of The World  Top Incomes database (Alvaredo, Atkinson, Piketty, and Saez various years)

Updated June 18, 2012
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