Influence of Household Decision Making on Income Inequality

Autor práce: Mirzo, Shabnami
Typ práce: Bakalářská práce
Vedoucí práce: Maialeh, Robin
Osoba oponující práci: Máslo, Lukáš Augustin

Informace o vysokoškolské kvalifikační práci

Název práce: Influence of Household Decision Making on Income Inequality
Typ práce: Bachelor thesis
Jazyk práce: English
Abstrakt: The thesis revolves around how individuals play a role in the level of income inequality through the decisions they make, whether that be; (i) level of consumption, (ii) savings and investment, (iii) time allocation and hours worked, (iv) the rate of female labour participation and (v) religiosity. Regression analysis performed for aforementioned decisions on measures of inequality, through Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression model. Countries chosen for analysis were Czech Republic, South Africa, Tajikistan and United States. The Czech Republic and South Africa were chosen based on being counterparts in the area of the measures of inequality. In contrary, Tajikistan and United States were chosen based on being counterparts in the area of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Data sources used include the Global Consumption Income Project (GCIP), the International Labour Organization Database (ILOSTAT), European Social Survey (ESS), World Values Survey (WVS), OECD Library, etc.. In addition, an online survey was conducted to identify preferences based on income group when choosing who to marry. Results from the regression showed that most of the decision variables were significant in all countries. There were different trends amongst the countries for each variable, some having negative relationships, positive. The trends were backed up by the characteristics and circumstances of the country. Female labour participation had most significance, but rather a positive relationship- where if more females worked, income inequality would increase.The data was also tested for reverse causality, to which it was present in most of the decisions, paving way for perception that individual can be constrained by their income and unfair distributions.
Klíčová slova: Income Inequality; Labour Participation; Consumption; Time Allocation; Savings

Informace o studiu

Studijní program a Studijní obor: Ekonomie a hospodářská správa/Economics
Typ studijního programu: Bakalářský studijní program
Jméno přidělované hodnosti: Bc.
Instituce přidělující hodnost: University of Economics, Prague
Název fakulty: Faculty of Economics
Název katedry: Department of Economics
Instituce archivující a zpřístupňující VŠKP: University of Economics, Prague

Informace o odevzdání a obhajobě

Datum zadání práce: 14. 2. 2019
Datum podání práce: 13. 5. 2019
Datum obhajoby: 14.06.2019
Výsledek obhajoby: Závěrečná práce byla úspěšně obhájena

Soubory ke stažení

Hlavní práce68642_mirs00.pdf [876,23 kB]
Veřejná příloha18715_mirs00.pdf [876,23 kB]
Oponentura62645_xmasl14.pdf [662,73 kB]
Hodnocení vedoucího68642_xmair900.pdf [155,89 kB]

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