Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/189233
Authors: 
Beach, Charles M.
Davidson, Russell
Slotsve, George A.
Year of Publication: 
1994
Series/Report no.: 
Queen's Economics Department Working Paper No. 912
Abstract: 
Distribution-free techniques of statistical inference are developed for the cumulative coefficients of variation of an income distribution, thus allowing one to test for inequality dominance when Lorenz curves cross. The full covariance structure of the cumulative sample means and variances is worked out. As an illustration, the procedures are applied to the 1984 and 1990 earnings distributions of male paid workers in the United States, and it is found that the 1990 distribution was significantly less unequal than the 1984 distribution.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.