Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/54944
Authors: 
Schröder, Carsten
Bönke, Timm
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2012-7
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, the authors 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 the results.
Subjects: 
Inequality
equivalence scale
equivalent income
weighting scheme
decomposition
JEL: 
D31
D63
I32
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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