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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