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Quadratic Pen's Parade and the Computation of the Gini index

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  • Stéphane Mussard
  • Jules Sadefo Kamdem
  • Françoise Seyte
  • Michel Terraza

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Following Milanovic's (1997) paper [Economics Letters, vol. 56, p. 45-49], we propose a simple way to compute the Gini index when income y is a quadratic function of its rank among n individuals.

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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 10-18.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:10-18

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Keywords: Gini; Income inequality; Quadratic parade; Ranks.;

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  1. Milanovic, Branko, 1997. "A simple way to calculate the Gini coefficient, and some implications," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 45-49, September.
  2. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1984. "A note on the calculation and interpretation of the Gini index," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 15(3-4), pages 363-368.
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  1. Sadefo Kamdem, Jules, 2012. "A nice estimation of Gini index and power Pen's parade," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1299-1304.

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