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The Bonferroni index and the measurement of distributional change

Elena Barcena () and Jacques Silber ()

METRON, 2017, vol. 75, issue 1, 1-16

Abstract: Abstract This paper extends previous work that derived a matricial approach to the definition of the Bonferroni index. The present study is devoted to the decomposition of a change over time in the Bonferroni index into two components, one measuring re-ranking and the other the progressivity of income change. An extension is then proposed, based on a generalization of the Bonferroni index. The paper ends with an empirical illustration, based on the EU-SILC database, which analyzes the change in income inequality that was observed in 23 European countries between 2007 and 2010.

Keywords: Bonferroni index; Decomposition; Progressivity; Re-ranking (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s40300-016-0105-8

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