Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/49415
Authors: 
Bönke, Timm
Schröder, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1068
Abstract: 
Two conversion schemes are usually employed for assessing personal-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 scheme
decomposition
JEL: 
D31
D63
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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