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Extensions Of Dagum’S Gini Decomposition

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  • Stéphane Mussard

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    (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Perpignan)

  • Pi Alperin María Noel

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    (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

  • Françoise Seyte

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    (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

  • Michel Terraza

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    (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to extend Dagum’s Gini decomposition (“A New Approach to the Decomposition of the Gini Income Inequality Ratio”, Empirical Economics 22(4), 515-531, 1997a) following three types of theoretical modelisation. The first one deals with a “poor/non-poor” decomposition within a sub-group multilevel framework. The second one exhibits the multi-decomposition technique, that is, the combination of the sub-group and the income source decomposition. Finally, we provide a parametric multi-decomposition in order to capture different dimensions of income inequality within groups and between groups.

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Paper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 05-07.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:05-07

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Keywords: Gini; Income Source Decomposition; Multi-decomposition; Poverty; Sub-group Decomposition.;

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