An alternative method to estimate income variance in cross-sectional data
AbstractA popular approach to estimating income variance in cross-sectional data is to use an aggregate method by categorizing sample observations into arbitrarily formed groups, taking into account some socio-economic attributes. This study proposes an alternative technique that can be used to estimate income variance from cross-sectional data. Results indicate that this multiplicative heteroskedastic feasible least squares estimation procedure is consistent and efficient, consumes less time and requires less manipulation of data.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.
Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 15 (October)
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