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A program for weakly decomposable inequality measures by population subgroups

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  • Pauline Mornet

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This note explains the use of the program of the (α,β)-decomposition of the α-Gini measures available in free access on the LAMETA's website: http://www.lameta.univ-montp1.fr/online/gini.html. Inspired by the recent works published about the weak decomposition of inequality measures, this macro allows targeting accurately the groups mainly responsible for income disparities appraised within a distribution, whether subdivided into one or several partitions. This tool enables parameters of sensitivity reflecting the political decision-maker's preferences to be involved in the structure of the within- and between-group inequality components. The within-group component embodies a parameter of inequality aversion α whereas the between-group component includes both parameters α and β, such that β is the sensitivity towards between-group non-overlappings.

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  • Pauline Mornet, 2013. "A program for weakly decomposable inequality measures by population subgroups," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(3), pages 1738-1750.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00236
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    Keywords

    α-Gini measures; Inequality aversion; Sensitivity towards between-group non-overlappings; Weak decomposition.;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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