INEQDECO: Stata module to calculate inequality indices with decomposition by subgroup
Abstractineqdeco estimates a range of inequality and related indices commonly used by economists, plus optional decompositions of a subset of these indices by population subgroup. Indices estimated are: members of the single parameter Generalized Entropy class GE(a) for a = -1, 0, 1, 2; the Atkinson class A(e) for e = 0.5, 1, 2; the Gini coefficient, and the percentile ratios p90/p10 and p75/p25. Optionally presented are indices related to the Atkinson inequality indices, viz equally-distributed-equivalent income Yede(e), social welfare indices W(e), and the Sen welfare index. If there are observations with negative or zero values on the variable of interest, and you wish to wish to estimate inequality indices including these observations, then use ineqdec0 (q.v.) This version is for Stata versions 8.2 onwards. For versions 5 to 8.1, use ineqdeco5 instead.
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Bibliographic InfoSoftware component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S366002.
Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 8.2 (5.0 for ineqdeco5)
Date of creation: 12 Jan 1999
Date of revision: 24 Feb 2010
Note: This module may be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install ineqdeco". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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Postal: Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 USA
Web page: http://fmwww.bc.edu/EC/
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Other versions of this item:
- Stephen P. Jenkins, 1999. "INEQDEC0: Stata module to calculate inequality indices with decomposition by subgroup," Statistical Software Components S366007, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 24 Feb 2010.
- Atkinson index in Wikipedia (English)
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