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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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Article provided by StataCorp LP in its journal Stata Journal.

Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 106-111

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Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:6:y:2006:i:1:p:106-111
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  1. Shorrocks, A F, 1982. "Inequality Decomposition by Factor Components," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 50(1), pages 193-211, January.
  2. 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.
  3. Lerman, Robert I & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1985. "Income Inequality Effects by Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 67(1), pages 151-56, February.
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