Empirical likelihood-based inference for the generalized entropy class of inequality measures

Tahsin Mehdi, Thanasis Stengos

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Abstract

We propose an empirical likelihood-based method of inference for comparing inequality between two populations. A series of Monte Carlo experiments are used to assess our method’s finite sample performance. We illustrate our approach using some Canadian household income data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume123
Issue number1
Early online date28 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • empirical likelihood
  • inequality measures
  • entropy class

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