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Factor decomposition of spatial income inequality: a revision

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  • Juan Antonio Duro

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

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Duro and Esteban (1998) proposed an additive decomposition of Theil populationweighted index by four income multiplicative factors (in spatial contexts). This note makes some additional methodological points: first, it argues that interaction effects are taken into account in the factoral indexes although only in a fairly restrictive way. As a consequence, we suggest to rewrite the decomposition formula as a sum of strict Theil indexes plus the interactive terms; second, it might be instructive to aggregate some of the initial factors; third, this decomposition can be immediately extended to the between- and within-group components.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0302.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2003
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0302

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Keywords: Theil index; inequality decomposition.;

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  1. Juan Antonio Duro Moreno & Emilio Padilla Rosa, . "Análisis De Los Factores Determinantes De Las Desigualdades Internacionales En Las Emisiones De Co2 Per Cápita Aplicando El Enfoque Distributivo: Una Metodología De Descomposición Por Factores De ," Working Papers 25-05 Classification-JEL , Instituto de Estudios Fiscales.
  2. Padilla, Emilio & Duro, Juan Antonio, 2013. "Explanatory factors of CO2 per capita emission inequality in the European Union," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 1320-1328.
  3. Paas, Tiiu & Schlitte, Friso, 2007. "Regional income inequality and convergence processes in the EU-25," HWWI Research Papers 1-11, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
  4. Juan Antonio Duro & Emilio Padilla, 2010. "Inequality across countries in energy intensities: an analysis of the role of energy transformation and final energy consumption," Working Papers wpdea1008, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
  5. Remuzgo, Lorena & Sarabia, José María, 2013. "Desigualdad en la distribución mundial de emisiones de CO2 por sectores: Descomposición y estudio de sensibilidad/Inequality of Global Distribution of CO2 Emissions by Sector: Decomposition and Sens," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 31, pages 65-92, Enero.

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