Statistical Inference for Lorenz Curves with Censored Data

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Frank Cowell

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser

University of Geneva - HEC

Date Written: June 1998

Abstract

Lorenz curves and associated tools for ranking income distributions are commonly estimated on the assumption that full, unbiased samples are available. However, it is common to find income and wealth distributions that are routinely censored or trimmed. We derive the sampling distribution for a key family of statistics in the case where data have been modified in this fashion.

Suggested Citation

Cowell, Frank A. and Victoria-Feser, Maria-Pia, Statistical Inference for Lorenz Curves with Censored Data (June 1998). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. 35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094781

Frank A. Cowell (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) ( email )

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Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser

University of Geneva - HEC ( email )

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Geneva 4, 1211
Switzerland

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