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Decomposition of Gini and the generalized entropy inequality measures

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  • Stéphane Mussard

    () (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

  • Michel Terraza

    () (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

  • Françoise Seyte

    () (LAMETA, University of Montpellier I)

Abstract

In this article we provide an overview of the Gini decomposition and the generalized entropy inequality measures, a free access to their computation, an application on French wages, and a different way than Dagum to demonstrate that the Gini index is a more convenient measure than those issued from entropy: Theil, Hirschman-Herfindahl and Bourguignon.

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  • Stéphane Mussard & Michel Terraza & Françoise Seyte, 2003. "Decomposition of Gini and the generalized entropy inequality measures," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(7), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-03d30001
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    1. Bourguignon, Francois, 1979. "Decomposable Income Inequality Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(4), pages 901-920, July.
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