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The 'natural' bidimensional decomposition of inequality indices: evaluating factor contributions to households welfare inequality in Cameroon, 1996-2001

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  • C. Chameni Nembua

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This article proposes a simultaneous (income source and population subgroup) decomposition of inequality indices. The starting point is the Shorrocks' natural income source decomposition. The approach adopted leads to a factor contributions formula, which is independent of the inequality measure chosen. This method is applied to decompose and analyse Cameroonian households' inequality during the 1996-2001 period.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 15 (2008)
Issue (Month): 12 ()
Pages: 963-970

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:12:p:963-970

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  1. Biloa Essimi, Jean Aristide & Chameni Nembua, Celestin, 2011. "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 analysis]
    ," MPRA Paper 32966, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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