Estimating and combining national income distributions using limited data

Chotikapanich, D., Griffiths, W. E. and Rao, D. S. P. (2007) Estimating and combining national income distributions using limited data. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 25 1: 97-109. doi:10.1198/073500106000000224

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Author Chotikapanich, D.
Griffiths, W. E.
Rao, D. S. P.
Title Estimating and combining national income distributions using limited data
Journal name Journal of Business and Economic Statistics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0735-0015
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1198/073500106000000224
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 97
End page 109
Total pages 13
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publisher American Statistical Association
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract A major problem encountered in studies of income inequality at regional and global levels is estimating income distributions from data that are in summary form. In this article we estimate national and regional income distributions within a general framework that relaxes the assumption of constant income within groups. We propose a technique to estimate the parameters of a beta-2 distribution using grouped data. We model regional income distribution using a mixture of country-specific distributions and examine its properties. We use the techniques to analyze national and regional inequality trends for eight East Asian countries and two benchmark years, 1988 and 1993.
Keyword Economics
Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods
Statistics & Probability
beta-2 distribution
Gini coefficient
Size Distribution
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Economics Publications
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