• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Theoretical framework
  • 2.1 The measurement of inequality
  • 2.2 Decomposing inequality
  • 3 Empirical analysis
  • 3.1 Data
  • 3.2 Direct payment and farm size
  • 3.3 The contribution of the inequality of the direct payments to overall profit inequality
  • 3.4 Implications of payment limitations
  • 4 Summary and conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix