Statistical Inference and Changes in Income Inequality in Australia
This paper studies the changes in income inequality in Australia between 1986 and 1999, using the Gini coefficient and Theil's inequality measure. Individuals are divided into various subgroups along several dimensions, namely region of residence, employment status, occupation and age. The change in inequality over time, between and within these subgroups is studied, and the bootstrap method is used to establish whether these changes are statistically significant. Copyright 2003. The Economic Society of Australia.
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Volume (Year): 79 (2003)
Issue (Month): 247 (December)
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