Income inequality dynamic measurement of Markov models: Application to some European countries
AbstractIn this paper we present a methodology for measuring income inequality dynamically within a Markov model of income evolution. The proposed methodology requires knowledge of the evolution of the population and the averages and medians of the incomes in a country and allows the computation of dynamic inequality indices. The methodology is supported with statistics from Eurostat data applied on France, Germany, Greece and Italy.
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Volume (Year): 29 (2012)
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Income distribution; Dynamic Theil's Entropy; Multistate model; Economic policies;
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- E27 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
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