Inequality and the GB2 Income Distribution
Stephen P. Jenkins
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2831
The generalized entropy class of inequality indices is derived for Generalized Beta of the Second Kind (GB2) income distributions, thereby providing a full range of top-sensitive and bottom-sensitive measures. An examination of British income inequality in 1994/95 and 2004/05 illustrates the analysis.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: inequality, generalized entropy indices, generalized Beta of the second kind distribution, GB2 distribution, Singh-Maddala distribution, Dagum distribution
JEL Classification: C16, C46, D31working papers series
Date posted: July 2, 2007
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