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Income sources effects on inequality

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Development Economics

Source : Journal of Development Economics, Volume 73, Number 1, p.435 - 451 (2004)

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Keywords : decomposition, Income source, Inequality measures, Marginal effects

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Economics

Center : Amrita Center for Economics & Governance (ACEG)

Department : Department of Economics

Year : 2004

Abstract : Based on certain desirable properties, a subset of entropy decomposition rules is proposed to assign inequality contributions to different components of income. In addition, a method of assessing the impact on inequality of marginal changes in income components originally applied to Gini index by Lerman and Yitzhaki (The Review of Economics and Statistics 67 (1985) 151) is extended to other measures of inequality. An empirical exercise based on Australian income distribution data illustrates the usefulness of the proposed analytical framework.

Cite this Research Publication :
Dr. Satya Paul, “Income sources effects on inequality”, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 73, pp. 435 - 451, 2004

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