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 School of Economics and Political Science, 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)|
|Additional Information:||© 1996 Frank Cowell|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Inequality, asymptotic estimates, resampling, grouping, robustness|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||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
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
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