Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 16, 2008 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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The parameterization of income distributions using Lorenz Curves is a useful technique to analyze the characteristics of income inequality within a given population. It provides a way of describing how data are generated, why the level of inequality is what it is, and how these factors impact poorer sections of the population. This book brings together classic papers in the field, including Camilo Dagumís most influential contribution, survey papers outlining the state-of-the-art of the field, and cutting-edge research contributions. While providing a thorough overview of the methodology of income distribution modeling, the book emphasizes its relevance on development economics and its importance for policy makers who design and assess poverty alleviation and income redistribution policies.
  

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Contents

A New Model of Personal Income Distribution Specification and Estimation
3
A Function for Size Distribution of Incomes
27
Some Generalized Functions for the Size Distribution of Income
37
Efficient Estimation of the Lorenz Curve and Associated Inequality Measures from Grouped Observations
57
Distribution and Mobility of Wealth of Nations
71
Survey papers on Lorenz functions and the generalizations and extensions of income distributions
96
A Guide to the Dagum Distributions
97
Pareto and Generalized Pareto Distributions
119
Maximum Entropy Estimation of Income Distributions from Bonferroni Indices
193
New Four and FiveParameter Models for Income Distributions
211
Fuzzy Monetary Poverty Measures under a Dagum Income Distributive Hypothesis
225
Modelling Lorenz Curves Robust and Semiparametric Issues
241
Modelling Inequality with a Single Parameter
255
Lorenz Curves and Generalised Entropy Inequality Measures
271
Estimating Income Distributions Using a Mixture of Gamma Densities
285
Inequality in Multidimensional Indicators of WellBeing Methodology and Application to the Human Development Index
303

The Generalized Beta Distribution as a Model for the Distribution of Income Estimation of Related Measures of Inequality
147
Parametric Lorenz Curves Models and Applications
167
Current research
191

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