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Title:Country inequality rankings and conversion schemes PDF Logo
Authors:Schröder, Carsten
Bönke, Timm
Issue Date:2012
Citation:[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 6 [Issue:] 2012-28 [Pages:] 1-43
Series/Report no.:Economics 2012-28
Abstract:Two conversion schemes may be employed for assessing income inequality from household equivalent incomes: to weight household units by size or by needs. Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we show the sensitivity of country inequality rankings to conversion schemes and explain the finding by means of inequality decomposition. A bootstrap approach is implemented to test for statistical significance of our results.
Subjects:inequality
equivalence scale
equivalent income
weighting
heterogeneous distribution
quasi-homogeneous distribution
inequality decomposition
JEL:D31
D63
I32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2012-28
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Journal Articles

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