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Approximation and decomposition of Gini, Pietra–Ricci and Theil inequality measures

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  • Benito Frosini, 2012. "Approximation and decomposition of Gini, Pietra–Ricci and Theil inequality measures," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 175-197, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:43:y:2012:i:1:p:175-197 DOI: 10.1007/s00181-011-0464-1
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    1. Calderín-Ojeda, Enrique & Azpitarte, Francisco & Gómez-Déniz, Emilio, 2016. "Modelling income data using two extensions of the exponential distribution," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 461(C), pages 756-766.
    2. Alex Cobham, Andy Sumner, 2013. "Is It All About the Tails? The Palma Measure of Income Inequality-Working Paper 343," Working Papers 343, Center for Global Development.
    3. E. Gómez-Déniz, 2016. "A family of arctan Lorenz curves," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 1215-1233.
    4. Alex Cobham & Andrew Sumner, 2013. "Is it all about the tails? The Palma measure of income inequality," Working Papers 308, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    5. Sarabia, José María & Jordá, Vanesa, 2014. "Explicit expressions of the Pietra index for the generalized function for the size distribution of income," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 416(C), pages 582-595.
    6. Michele Costa, 2016. "Overlapping component and inequality decomposition: a simulation study for the Gini index," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, pages 193-205.
    7. Michele Zenga, 2016. "On the decomposition by subpopulations of the point and synthetic Zenga (2007) inequality indexes," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, pages 375-405.

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    Keywords

    Income inequality; Gini; Pietra–Ricci and Theil indices; Decomposition of inequality measures; C46; D31;

    JEL classification:

    • C46 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Specific Distributions
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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