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Modelling Lorenz curves: robust and semi-parametric issues

Cowell, Frank (2008) Modelling Lorenz curves: robust and semi-parametric issues. In: Chotikapanich, Duangkamon, (ed.) Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves. Economic studies in inequality, social exclusion and well-being (5). Springer, New York, USA, pp. 241-245. ISBN 9780387727561

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The parameterization of income distributions and Lorenz Curves is a useful approach for representing how income is distributed within a given population. It provides a way of describing how the data are generated, why the level of inequality is what it is, and what happens to the poorer sections of the population. This book brings together classic papers in the field, including Camilo Dagum’s most influential contribution, survey papers outlining the state-of-the-art of the field, and cutting-edge research contributions. While providing a thorough overview of the methodology of income distribution modeling, the book emphasizes its relevance on development economics and its importance for policy makers who design and assess poverty alleviation and income redistribution policies.

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Additional Information: © 2008 Springer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
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: 03 May 2011 09:41
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 09:41

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