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GFIELDS: Stata module to calculate decomposition of inequality by source

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  • Stanislav Kolenikov

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Abstract

gfields decomposes income inequality by sources according to G. Fields' (yet unpublished) suggestion to use cov(xk*betak, y) as the measure of income (y) inequality explained by the factor xk. This probably has something to do with ANCOVA, but the foundation goes back into income distribution economics and is an economic one rather than statistical one.

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  • Stanislav Kolenikov, 2001. "GFIELDS: Stata module to calculate decomposition of inequality by source," Statistical Software Components S417004, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s417004
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    inequality measures;

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