Inequality and the GB2 Income Distribution

12 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2007

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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)

Date Written: June 2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords: inequality, generalized entropy indices, generalized Beta of the second kind distribution, GB2 distribution, Singh-Maddala distribution, Dagum distribution

JEL Classification: C16, C46, D31

Suggested Citation

Jenkins, Stephen P., Inequality and the GB2 Income Distribution (June 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2831, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.997260

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