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Extensions Of Dagum’S Gini Decomposition

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  • Stéphane Mussard

    () (GREDI, Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Perpignan)

  • Pi Alperin María Noel

    () (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

  • Françoise Seyte

    () (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

  • Michel Terraza

    () (LAMETA, Université Montpellier I)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to extend Dagum’s Gini decomposition (“A New Approach to the Decomposition of the Gini Income Inequality Ratio”, Empirical Economics 22(4), 515-531, 1997a) following three types of theoretical modelisation. The first one deals with a “poor/non-poor” decomposition within a sub-group multilevel framework. The second one exhibits the multi-decomposition technique, that is, the combination of the sub-group and the income source decomposition. Finally, we provide a parametric multi-decomposition in order to capture different dimensions of income inequality within groups and between groups.

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  • Stéphane Mussard & Pi Alperin María Noel & Françoise Seyte & Michel Terraza, 2005. "Extensions Of Dagum’S Gini Decomposition," Cahiers de recherche 05-07, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
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    Keywords

    Gini; Income Source Decomposition; Multi-decomposition; Poverty; Sub-group Decomposition.;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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