Estimation of Generalized Entropy and Atkinson Inequality Indices from Complex Survey Data
Martin Biewen and
Stephen Jenkins ()
No 345, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research
Applying a method suggested by Woodruff (1971), we derive the sampling variances of Generalized Entropy and Atkinson inequality indices when estimated from complex survey data. It turns out that this method also greatly simplifies the calculations for the i.i.d. case when compared to previous derivations in the literature. Both cases are illustrated with examples from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and the British Household Panel Survey.
Keywords: Inequality; Statistical Inference; Complex Surveys (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 p.
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