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ADECOMP: Stata module to estimate Shapley Decomposition by Components of a Welfare Measure

João Pedro Azevedo (), Minh Nguyen () and Viviane Sanfelice ()

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: adecomp implements the shapley decomposition of changes in a welfare indicator as proposed by Azevedo, Sanfelice and Nguyen (2012). Following Barros et al. (2006), this method takes advantage of the additivity property of a welfare aggregate to construct a counterfactual unconditional distribution of the welfare aggregate by changing each component at a time to calculate their contribution to the observed changes in poverty, inequality and the growth incidence curve. This method can be applied in the context of both repeated cross-section surveys and longitudinal surveys, however the interpretation of the results will change as discussed by Azevedo, Sanfelice and Nguyen (2012).

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 10.0
Keywords: Shapley decomposition; welfare measure; panel data; repeated measures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-12-09
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http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/_/_ex_adecomp.ado example file (text/plain)
http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/e/exdata_adecomp.dta example data file (application/x-stata)

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