On Dagum’s Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient
AbstractTo measure the contributions to inequality from population subgroups, the Gini coefficient is often decomposed into inequality within groups, inequality between groups and a residual term arising from the overlapping of income distributions from different groups. In this paper we show that two decompositions presented separately in the literature, a traditional decomposition and a decomposition suggested by Dagum (1997), are identical, a fact not previously acknowledged in the literature
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population subgroups; between inequality; within inequality;
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- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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