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Estimation of inequality indices

Cowell, Frank (1996) Estimation of inequality indices. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 25 (25). Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Inequality measures are powerful tools of applied welfare analysis. However, to use the tools effectively one has to take into account the characteristics of the data with which one usually has to work. These raise a number of common statistical problems which are addressed here for both micro-data and group data. The theoretical properties of inequality measures can often be used to simplify these problems and derive implementable algorithms.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 Frank Cowell
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C13 - Estimation
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:43

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