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Inequality decomposition: a reconciliation

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)
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Additional Information: © 2009 the authors
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2009 16:32
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:15

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