Generalised percentile ratios as robust measures of labour earnings inequality
We propose a class of generalised percentile ratios as an alternative to the P90 / P10 ratio for measuring labour earnings inequality. We show that they are more robust to sampling the variation and rounding error prevalent in interview-based surveys, as demonstrated through a Monte Carlo simulation and with Current Population Survey labour earnings data from 1987 to 2005. We find a smoother upward trend in the P90 / P10 ratio over this period than what is shown with conventionally measured P90 / P10 ratios.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=282|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:injdan:v:1:y:2008:i:2:p:117-125. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Darren Simpson)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.