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Regression-based inequality decomposition


  • Carlo Fiorio

    () (Department of Economic Scieces, Universita degli Studi di Milano)

  • Stephen Jenkins

    () (University of Essex)


This talk discusses ineqrbd, a program for OLS regression-based decomposition suggested by G.S. Fields (“Accounting for Income Inequality and Its Change: A New Method, with Application to the Distribution of Earnings in the United States”, Research in Labor Economics, 2003). It provides an exact decomposition of the inequality of total income into inequality contributions from each of the factor components (or determinants) of total income.

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  • Carlo Fiorio & Stephen Jenkins, 2007. "Regression-based inequality decomposition," United Kingdom Stata Users' Group Meetings 2007 03, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:usug07:03

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    1. Roger Newson, 2006. "Confidence intervals for rank statistics: Percentile slopes, differences, and ratios," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 6(4), pages 497-520, December.
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    1. Frank Cowell & Carlo Fiorio, 2011. "Inequality decompositions—a reconciliation," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 9(4), pages 509-528, December.
    2. Frank Cowell & Carlo V. Fiorio, 2010. "GINI DP 4: Inequality Decompositions," GINI Discussion Papers 4, AIAS, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.
    3. Brewer, Mike & Wren-Lewis, Liam, 2012. "Accounting for changes in income inequality: decomposition analyses for Great Britain, 1968-2009," ISER Working Paper Series 2012-17, Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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