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The Gini coefficient for a mixture of Ln-Normal populations

Young, Alwyn (2011) The Gini coefficient for a mixture of Ln-Normal populations. . The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

I present a formula which allows for the calculation of the Gini coefficient when the overall population distribution is unknown, but there is some information on the Gini coefficients or moments of population sub-groups. When applied to data on the global and US income distribution, it proves to be extremely accurate, producing estimates with errors that are small fractions of one percent.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54246

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