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A Note of Growth and Inequality in Peru, 2003-2008

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  • Gambetta, Renzo
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    This note reports information on the income inequality in Peru calculated from Income Household surveys from 2003-2008. Using surveys from the ENAHO published by the National Institute of Statistics, we used as index the household income annualized, it was divided by the total members of each household to compute the inequality indicators. We computed the density of income distribution using nonparametric methods (Kernel) then we used bootstrapping techniques to check the statistic significance of the inequality indexes variation using the K-S and the MWM to test the null hypothesis of no changes in income inequality between the periods. We conclude that the changes in the inequality indexes indeed have been reducing but in very minimal level even though the economic activity (real GDP) grew at sustained rates, 7.3% in average.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 16986.

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    Date of creation: 2009
    Date of revision: 2009
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16986

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    Keywords: income distribution; non parametric estimation; bootstrapping;

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    1. Walter Sosa Escudero & Leonardo Gasparini, 2000. "A note on the Statistical Significance of Changes in Inequality," Económica, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, vol. 0(1), pages 111-122, January-J.
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