Estimation of Generalized Entropy and Atkinson Inequality Indices from Complex Survey Data
AbstractApplying a method suggested by Woodruff (1971), we derive the sampling variances of Generalized Entropy and Atkinson inequality indices when estimated from complex survey data. It turns out that this method also greatly simplifies the calculations for the i.i.d. case when compared to previous derivations in the literature. Both cases are illustrated with examples from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and the British Household Panel Survey.
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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2003
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Publication status: published as 'Variance Estimation for Generalized Entropy and Atkinson Inequality Indices: the Complex Survey Data Case' in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2006, 68 (3), 371-383
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- Martin Biewen & Stephen P. Jenkins, 2003. "Estimation of Generalized Entropy and Atkinson Inequality Indices from Complex Survey Data," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 345, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
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- NEP-ALL-2003-05-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2003-05-15 (Econometrics)
- NEP-LTV-2003-05-08 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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