Inequality factor decomposition under uniform additions property with applications to Cameroonian rural data
AbstractIn this article, we generalize and extend the Morduch and Sicular's (2002) Coefficient of Variation (CV)-squared decomposition approach. This leads to a class of decomposition methods which satisfy the uniform additions principle, especially in the case of the Gini index. The regression-based method using the new formulations of component contributions is carried out. An application using Cameroonian data is provided to support the appropriateness of the procedure and to contrast our results to those of Morduch and Sicular.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 14 (September)
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- Chameni Nembua, Célestin, 2009. "Inequality factor decompotition under uniform additions property with applications to Cameroonian rural data," MPRA Paper 31250, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2009.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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