Cowell, Frank and Fiorio, Carlo V. (2009) Inequality decomposition: a reconciliation. Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers, DARP 100. The Toyota Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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We show how classic source-decomposition and subgroup-decomposition methods can be reconciled with regression methodology used in the recent literature. We also highlight some pitfalls that arise from uncritical use of the regression approach. The LIS database is used to compare the approaches using an analysis of the changing contributions to inequality in the United States and Finland.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2009 the authors|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||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)
|Identification Number:||DARP 100|
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