Endogenous population subgroups: the best population partition and optimal number of groups
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to suggest a method to find endogenously the points that group the individuals of a given distribution in k clusters, where k is endogenously determined. These points are the cut-points. Thus, we need to determine a partition of the N individuals into a number k of groups, in such way that individuals in the same group are as alike as possible, but as distinct as possible from individuals in other groups. This method can be applied to endogenously identify k groups in income distributions: possible applications can be poverty
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Date of creation: May 2005
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stopping rule; optimal grouping; Gini index;
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