A three components subgroup decomposition of the Hirschman-Herfindahl index and household's income inequalities in Cameroon
AbstractThis research proposes a new subgroup decomposition of the Hirschman-Herfindahl index (or half the square of the coefficient of variation) into three components: the within group, the net between group and the transvariational (or overlapping) between group. The approach here is similar to the one used by Dagum (1997a, b) when decomposing the Gini index. This method is applied to analyse the incomes inequalities in the distribution of income among Cameroonian households according to their matrimonial status.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
Issue (Month): 15 ()
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"L’Inégalité de Pauvreté Au Cameroun : Une Analyse Empirique à L’aide de la décomposition en sous-groupes de Dagum
[Inequality of poverty in Cameroon: A Dagum sub-group decomposition analys," MPRA Paper 32966, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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