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Income Inequality among Female Heads of Households: Racial Inequality Reconsidered

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This paper investigates the factors that might have influenced earnings inequality among female heads of households over an extended period. The study used the generalized entropy measures of inequality in short-run as well as long-run income for the period 1978-86. The results suggest that short-run inequality has generally increased. These fluctuations are due partially to the existence of transitory components which distort the author's view. The measured long-run inequality shows a decline in the early years because of the smoothing of the transitory components. Race in conjunction with age, education and marital status is used to investigate their effects. Race and education are shown to be the most influential factors. The mobility profiles show the existence of permanent inequality among female heads of households. Copyright 1999 by The London School of Economics and Political Science

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  • Zandvakili, Sourushe, 1999. "Income Inequality among Female Heads of Households: Racial Inequality Reconsidered," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 66(261), pages 119-133, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:66:y:1999:i:261:p:119-33
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    1. Heshmati, Almas, 2004. "A Review of Decomposition of Income Inequality," IZA Discussion Papers 1221, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Zandvakili, Sourushe, 2000. "Dynamics of earnings inequality among female-headed households in the United States," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 73-89.
    3. Donald Wellington & Sourushe Zandvakili, 2001. "The globalization of poverty according to Malthus," Forum for Social Economics, Springer;The Association for Social Economics, vol. 31(1), pages 59-71, September.
    4. L. Quadrado & W. Heijman & H. Folmer, 2001. "Multidimensional Analysis of Regional Inequality: The case of Hungary," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 56(1), pages 21-42, October.

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