Statistical inference for inequality and poverty measures with dependent data


Schluter, C. and Trede, M. (2002) Statistical inference for inequality and poverty measures with dependent data. International Economic Review, 43, (2), 185-200. (doi:10.1111/1468-2354.t01-1-00024).

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This article is about statistical inference for inequality and poverty measures when income data exhibit contemporaneous dependence across members of the same household. While much empirical research is based on household survey data such as the PSID, standard methods assume that income is an independent and identically distributed random variable. Applying them to contemporaneously dependent data produces biased results, and Monte Carlo experiments reveal that their confidence intervals are too narrow. By contrast, our proposed distribution-free estimators perform well.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0020-6598 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33356
Date Deposited: 17 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:20
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33356

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