Jenkins, Stephen P. (2006) Estimation and interpretation of measures of inequality, poverty, and social welfare using Stata. In: 5th North American Stata Users’ Group Meeting, 24-25 July 2006, Boston, MA, USA.
This presentation reviews methods for summarizing and comparing income distributions, together with the related literature about variance estimation for a range of summary measures. Although the focus is on income and the perspective is that of an economist, the methods have been widely applied to other variables, including health-related ones, and by researchers from many disciplines. Topics covered include the measurement of inequality, poverty, and social welfare, and distributional comparisons based on the dominance methods as well as summary indices. Illustrations are provided using a suite of public-domain Stata programs written by the author and collaborators (e.g., glcurve, ineqdeco, povdeco, sumdist, svyatk, svygei, svylorenz), together with built-in commands.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Other)|
|Additional Information:||© 2006 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Collections > Economists Online
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2011 11:01|
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