Techniques for measuring income inequality: an application to Thaïland
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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actual proposed eq adjusting for differential adolescent adult adult-equivalent expenditure adult-equivalent scales baht Bangkok municipal based on household capita expenditure Central municipal Ceteris paribus Chapter class actual proposed combined density function comparison constant prices consumer unit consumption cut-off point data on household decile groups detached house differential price levels dwelling Engel function Estimated expenditure shares expenditure after adjusting expenditure at constant form of Lorenz functional form Geary-Khamis Gini coefficient head-count ratio hedonic regression household expenditure household income household per adult-equivalent household per capita income classes income distribution inequality and poverty inequality measures Kakwani and Podder Lorenz curves based municipal areas North Pareto distribution poor population subgroups poverty gap poverty in Thailand Poverty indices based poverty line poverty measure price differences rent RGKO eq sanitary districts Satya Paul Sen's shares for decile social welfare function South and Bangkok subregions Table Thon poverty toilet and electricity villages