Factor Components, Population Subgroups and the Computation of the Gini Index of Inequality
AbstractA simple technique based on matrix algebra is proposed to compute the Gini Index of Inequality; to obtain its decomposition by factor components when detailed data on income sources are available; to derive a breakdown of the inequality into, within, and between classes inequality when the income units are grouped by income range; and to compute the contribution of the within and between groups inequality, as well as that of some interaction term, when the data are classified by population subgroups. Copyright 1989 by MIT Press.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.
Volume (Year): 71 (1989)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://mitpress.mit.edu/journals/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
This item has more than 25 citations. To prevent cluttering this page, these citations are listed on a separate page. reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Karie Kirkpatrick).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.