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A hierarchy of lorenz curves based on the generalized tukey's lambda distribution


  • Jose-Mari Sarabia


A hierarchy of Lorenz curves based on the generalized Tukey's Lambda distribution is proposed. Representations of the corresponding distribution and density function are also provided, together with popular inequality measures. Estimation methods are suggested. Finally, a comparison with other parametric families of Lorenz curves is established.

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  • Jose-Mari Sarabia, 1997. "A hierarchy of lorenz curves based on the generalized tukey's lambda distribution," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(3), pages 305-320.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:emetrv:v:16:y:1997:i:3:p:305-320 DOI: 10.1080/07474939708800389

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