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On Statistical Inference for Inequality Measures Calculated from Complex Survey Data

Judith Clarke () and Nilanjana Roy

No 904, Econometrics Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Victoria

Abstract: We examine inference for Generalized Entropy and Atkinson inequality measures with complex survey data, using Wald statistics with variance-covariance matrices estimated from a linearization approximation rather than the d-method. Testing the equivalence of two or more inequality measures, including sub-group decomposition indices and group shares, are covered. We illustrate with Indian data from three surveys, examining children’s height-for-age, an anthropometric measure that can indicate long-term malnutrition. Sampling involved an urban/rural stratification with clustering before selection of households. We compare the linearization complex survey outcomes with those from an incorrect iid assumption and a bootstrap that accounts for the survey design. For our samples, the results from the easy to implement linearization method and more computationally burdensome bootstrap are in close agreement.

Keywords: Complex survey; inequality; generalized entropy; Atkinson; decomposition; linearization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 C42 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Date: 2009-06-15
Note: ISSN 1485-6441
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