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The Asymptotic Distribution of the Generalized Gini Indices of Inequality

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  • Garry F. Barrett
  • Krishna Pendakur

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This paper presents the asymptotic distributions of the S-Gini and E-Gini relative and absolute indices of inequality. The generalized Gini indices are defined in terms of Lorenz ordinates and results on the asymptotic covariance matrix of Lorenz ordinates are used to derive the large sample properties of the indices. The methods are illustrated by examining changes in the distribution of nondurable consumption in Canada over the 1980s. The authors find that inequality was lower in 1972 and 1990 than in 1984. Over the entire data period, relative inequality was either static or increased slightly, while absolute inequality declined.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 28 (1995)
Issue (Month): 4b (November)
Pages: 1042-55

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:28:y:1995:i:4b:p:1042-55

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Cited by:
  1. Duclos, Jean-Yves & Tabi, Martin, 1998. "Inégalité et redistribution du revenu, avec une application au Canada," Cahiers de recherche 9821, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
  2. Cosme Vodounou, 2004. "Pauvreté, croissance et ciblage : propriétés asymptotiques des estimateurs des élasticités avec application au Bénin," Revue d’économie du développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 18(2), pages 65-84.
  3. Jean-Yves Duclos, 2000. "Gini Indices and the Redistribution of Income," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 141-162, March.
  4. Thomas Demuynck, 2012. "An (almost) unbiased estimator for the S-Gini index," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 109-126, March.
  5. Giovanni Maria Giorgi & Paola Palmitesta & Corrado Provasi, 2006. "Asymptotic and bootstrap inference for the generalized Gini indices," Metron - International Journal of Statistics, Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche Applicate - University of Rome, vol. 0(1), pages 107-124.

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