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Estimation and interpretation of measures of inequality, poverty, and social welfare using Stata

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.

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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www.stata.com/meeting/5nasug/program.html
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
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 11:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32127/

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