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A new Stata command for computing and graphing percentile shares


  • Ben Jann

    (Institute of Sociology, University of Bern)


Percentile shares provide an intuitive and easy-to-understand way for analyzing income or wealth distributions. A celebrated example are the top income shares sported by the works of Thomas Piketty and colleagues. Moreover, series of percentile shares, defined as differences between Lorenz ordinates, can be used to visualize whole distributions or changes in distributions. In this talk I present a new command called pshare that computes and graphs percentile shares (or changes in percentile shares) from individual level data. The command also provides confidence intervals and supports survey estimation.

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  • Ben Jann, 2015. "A new Stata command for computing and graphing percentile shares," United Kingdom Stata Users' Group Meetings 2015 17, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:usug15:17

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