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Decomposition of Gini and the generalized entropy inequality measures

Stéphane Mussard (), Michel Terraza () and Françoise Seyte
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Michel Terraza: LAMETA, University of Montpellier I

Economics Bulletin, 2003, vol. 4, issue 7, 1-6

Abstract: In this article we provide an overview of the Gini decomposition and the generalized entropy inequality measures, a free access to their computation, an application on French wages, and a different way than Dagum to demonstrate that the Gini index is a more convenient measure than those issued from entropy: Theil, Hirschman-Herfindahl and Bourguignon.

JEL-codes: D3 D6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-01-27
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