Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/226122
Authors: 
Leitner, Sebastian
Stehrer, Robert
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers No. 084
Abstract: 
In this paper we provide a comparative analysis of inequality in household consumption per capita in four South-Eastern European countries, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, and Serbia. The analysis is based on a largely consistent dataset derived from the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) providing data for at least two years for each of these countries and a comparable set of variables. We apply inequality decomposition methods based on regression analysis and variants of the Shapley value approach. We also present results from related methods like a decomposition of the explained variance using different approaches for comparisons. The results suggest that three groups of variables are particularly important for explaining patterns of inequality; these are socio-demographic variables, employment status and education. Regional aspects and nationality or ethnicity plays a less important role though there are some country differences.
Subjects: 
Inequality decomposition
Gini
Shapley value
Western Balkan countries
JEL: 
C20
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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