Techniques for measuring income inequality: an application to Thaïland

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This book introduces a new income distribution function and a new functional form for the Lorenz curve. It also collects together a number of techniques for accurately measuring income inequality and poverty. These techniques include the non linear estimation of adult-equivalent scales, hedonic regression techniques, techniques for selecting a suitable functional form for the Lorenz curve and poverty indices. The various methods are applied to Thai data. Income inequality methodologies have not previously been collected together in a convenient form. Also, the volume is the first comprehensive study of income inequality in Thailand. Thus the book is an ideal text or reference for a course on measuring income inequality and it is essential reading for anybody pursuing further study of inequality, poverty and income distribution in Thailand.

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