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

Cowell, Frank and 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 School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: 21

Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1996 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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)
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2253

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