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Decomposing inequality and obtaining marginal effects


  • Alejandro Lopez-Feldman

    () (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California-Davis)


This article describes a user-written command, descogini, that decomposes the Gini coefficient by income source and allows the calculation of the impact that a marginal change in a particular income source will have on inequality. descogini can be used with bootstrap to obtain standard errors and confidence intervals. Copyright 2006 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Alejandro Lopez-Feldman, 2006. "Decomposing inequality and obtaining marginal effects," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 6(1), pages 106-111, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:6:y:2006:i:1:p:106-111

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    1. Taylor, J. Edward & Mora, Jorge & Adams, Richard H., Jr. & Lopez-Feldman, Alejandro, 2005. "Remittances, Inequality and Poverty: Evidence from Rural Mexico," Working Papers 60287, University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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