Non-monetary dimensions of well-being: A comment
Martin Wittenberg ()
No 110, SALDRU Working Papers from Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town
Bhorat and van der Westhuizen (2013) use asset indices to explore inequality in post-Apartheid South Africa. We show that the way in which the asset indices were transformed to calculate the Gini coefficients does not preserve the relative ranking of inequality measures on subgroups. This means that the reported trends are not robust. Even if they were, it is difficult to interpret the coefficients.
Keywords: inequality; asset index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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