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The Bonferroni index and the measurement of distributional change

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  • Elena Bárcena-Martin

    () (Universidad de Málaga)

  • Jacques Silber

    () (Bar-Ilan University
    CEPS/INSTEAD)

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Abstract This paper extends previous work that derived a matricial approach to the definition of the Bonferroni index. The present study is devoted to the decomposition of a change over time in the Bonferroni index into two components, one measuring re-ranking and the other the progressivity of income change. An extension is then proposed, based on a generalization of the Bonferroni index. The paper ends with an empirical illustration, based on the EU-SILC database, which analyzes the change in income inequality that was observed in 23 European countries between 2007 and 2010.

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  • Elena Bárcena-Martin & Jacques Silber, 2017. "The Bonferroni index and the measurement of distributional change," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, vol. 75(1), pages 1-16, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:metron:v:75:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s40300-016-0105-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s40300-016-0105-8
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