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Une réconciliation entre la décomposition en sous-groupes et la décomposition en sources de revenu de l'indice de Gini. La multi-décomposition de l'indicateur de Gini

  • Stéphane MUSSARD

This research provides a new approach of decomposition. The multi-decomposition of the Gini index allows one to combine the two methods of decomposition: the decomposition by subgroup and the decomposition by income source. Thanks to the Italian income earners in 1989 and 2000, we illustrate this technique in order to show the weakness of the transfers and the pensions to reduce the within-group and the between-group inequalities.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 81 ()
Pages: 169-193

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