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Decomposition of Gini and the generalized entropy inequality measures

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  • Stéphane Mussard

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    (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

  • Michel Terraza

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    (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

  • Françoise Seyte

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    (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

Abstract

In this article we provide an overview of the Gini decomposition and the generalized entropy inequality measures, a free access to their computation, an application on French wages, and a different way than Dagum to demonstrate that the Gini index is a more convenient measure than those issued from entropy: Theil, Hirschman-Herfindahl and Bourguignon.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2003)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 1-6

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  1. Bourguignon, Francois, 1979. "Decomposable Income Inequality Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(4), pages 901-20, July.
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