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Overlapping component and inequality decomposition: a simulation study for the Gini index

Michele Costa ()

METRON, 2016, vol. 74, issue 2, No 5, 193-205

Abstract: Abstract This paper analyses the effects of overlapping subgroups on inequality decompositions. Within the framework of the Gini inequality index is performed a simulation study which allows to compare and evaluate alternative decompositions with respect to different degrees and situations of overlapping.

Keywords: Gini index; Inequality decomposition; Overlapping component (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/s40300-016-0092-9

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