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Inequality Decomposition by Income

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A new decomposition of the Gini index by income source is proposed. It distinguishes between three components: the true Gini index of the source, a permutation, and an aggregation component. Copyright 1993 by MIT Press.

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  • Silber, Jacques, 1993. "Inequality Decomposition by Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 75(3), pages 545-547, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:75:y:1993:i:3:p:545-47
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