EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A conditional Gini: measure, estimation, and application

Christian Ahlin and Hyeok Jeong ()
Additional contact information
Hyeok Jeong: Seoul National University

The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2021, vol. 19, issue 2, No 7, 363-384

Abstract: Abstract The Gini measure of inequality can be written as the ratio of means. By extension, we define the conditional Gini as the ratio of conditional means. This conditional Gini shows how inequality varies with population characteristics, both levels and differences, and creates novel opportunities to trace inequality as differences in observables vary across the population. We propose a regression-based method for estimating the conditional Gini, and a method for inference using recent techniques for clustered data. The conditional Gini is estimated using a large, nationally representative household survey from Thailand. We find that wealth differences are associated with significantly less income inequality among households that use the financial sector than among those that do not, consistent with the idea that financial access relaxes self-financing constraints and broadens economic opportunity.

Keywords: Gini; Conditional inequality; Financial development; Wealth; Income inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10888-020-09474-3 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:joecin:v:19:y:2021:i:2:d:10.1007_s10888-020-09474-3

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer.com/journal/10888

DOI: 10.1007/s10888-020-09474-3

Access Statistics for this article

The Journal of Economic Inequality is currently edited by Stephen Jenkins

More articles in The Journal of Economic Inequality from Springer, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2023-11-13
Handle: RePEc:spr:joecin:v:19:y:2021:i:2:d:10.1007_s10888-020-09474-3