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The effect of using grouped data on the estimation of the Gini income elasticity

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  • Wodon, Quentin
  • Yitzhaki, Shlomo

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 78 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 153-159

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  1. Andrew Leigh, 2004. "Deriving Long-Run Inequality Series from Tax Data," CEPR Discussion Papers 476, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  2. Druckman, A. & Jackson, T., 2008. "Measuring resource inequalities: The concepts and methodology for an area-based Gini coefficient," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(2), pages 242-252, April.
  3. Ajwad, Mohamed Ishan & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Who Benefits from Increased Access to Public Services at the Local Level? A Marginal Benefit Incidence Analysis for Education and Basic Infrastructure," MPRA Paper 12309, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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