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Statistical inference on comparing two distribution functions with a possible crossing point

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  • Chen, Guijing
  • Chen, Jiahua
  • Chen, Yuming

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Based on rank statistics, new distribution-free tests on the crossing point between two distribution functions are proposed. Simulation indicates that the new tests have higher power than tests in the literature. A new point estimate of the crossing point is given and is shown to be strongly consistent and asymptotically normal. Two kinds of asymptotically distribution-free confidence intervals of the crossing point have also been given.

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  • Chen, Guijing & Chen, Jiahua & Chen, Yuming, 2002. "Statistical inference on comparing two distribution functions with a possible crossing point," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 60(3), pages 329-341, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:60:y:2002:i:3:p:329-341
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    2. Rohini Somanathan & Isha Dewan, 2003. "Identifying targeting with nonparametric methods: An application to an Indian microfinance program," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 03-11, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
    3. Isha Dewan, 2008. "Poverty targeting in public programs: A Comparison of Some Nonparametric Tests and their Application to Indian Microfinance," Working Papers id:1516, eSocialSciences.

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