Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145007
Authors: 
Kraemer, Walter
Dette, Holger
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5972
Abstract: 
We show that a recent appendix to the Gini-coefficient to make the latter more sensitive to asymmetric income distributions can be viewed as an abstract measure of skewness. We develop some of its properties and apply it to the US-income distribution in 1974 and 2010.
Subjects: 
inequality
Gini-index
skewness
JEL: 
C46
D31
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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