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Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: parametric and non-parametric approaches

Cowell, Frank, Ferreira, Francisco H G and Litchfield, Julie (1996) Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: parametric and non-parametric approaches. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 21 (21). Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Using a newly available comprehensive micro-data set we examine changes in the shape of the Brazilian income distribution during the "lost decade" of the 1980s. We adopt alternative parametric and non-parametric approaches to modelling the distribution. We show that inequality changed dramatically during the decade, along with modest changes in average income. Applying nonparametric kernel density estimation methods we also show that the shape of the underlying income distribution was transformed in a particularly interesting fashion

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1996 the authors
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:19

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