Statistical inference for testing Gini Coefficients: An application for Colombia
AbstractThis paper uses Colombian household survey data collected over the 1984-2005 period to estimateGini coefficients and their corresponding standard errors. We find a statistically significant increase in wage income inequality following the adoption of the liberalization measures during the early 1990s,and mixed evidence from the recovery years that followed the economic recession during the late1990s. We also find that in several cases the observed differences in the Gini coefficients acrosscities have not been statistically significant.
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inequality; Gini coefficient; bootstrap; Colombia.;
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- Luis Fernando Gamboa & Andrés García & Jesús Otero, 2009. "Statistical inference for testing gini coefficients: an application for Colombia," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 005658, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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