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Estimating Lorenz and concentration curves in Stata

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  • Ben Jann

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Lorenz and concentration curves are widely used tools in inequality research. In this paper I present a new Stata command called -lorenz- that estimates Lorenz and concentration curves from individual-level data and, optionally, displays the results in a graph. The -lorenz- command supports relative as well as generalized, absolute, unnormalized, or custom-normalized Lorenz or concentration curves, and provides tools for computing contrasts between different subpopulations or outcome variables. Variance estimation for complex samples is fully supported.

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Paper provided by University of Bern, Department of Social Sciences in its series University of Bern Social Sciences Working Papers with number 15.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 12 Jan 2016
Date of revision: 27 Oct 2016
Handle: RePEc:bss:wpaper:15
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  1. Moyes, Patrick, 1987. "A new concept of Lorenz domination," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 23(2), pages 203-207.
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