Limited attention and income distribution

  • Banerjee A
  • Mullainathan S
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Abstract

The author reports on income distribution. The impact which a person's income has on their life and the attention which they can give to their work life is discussed. According to the article, a correlation exists between a person's income level and the amount of energy which they can focus on their profession, which in turn increases their income. The author states that the wealthy are able to focus more of their energy on work due to the fact that they can afford products and services which make their home lives easier.

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Authors

  • Abhijit V. Banerjee

  • Sendhil Mullainathan

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