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Estimation of Inequality Indices

Frank Cowell ()

STICERD - Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers from Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE

Abstract: Inequality measures are powerful tools of applied welfare analysis. However, to use the tools effectively one has to take into account the characteristics of the data with which one usually has to work. These raise a number of common statistical problems which are addressed here for both micro-data and grouped data. The theoretical properties of inequality measures can often be used to simplify these problems and derive implementable algorithims.

Keywords: Inequality; asymptotic estimates; resampling; grouping; robustness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996-10
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