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Model-free statistical inference with Lorenz curves, income shares, and Gini coefficients

Charles M. Beach

Model-free statistical inference with Lorenz curves, income shares, and Gini coefficients

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Published by Institute for Economic Research, Queen"s University in Kingston, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Income distribution -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves 41-44.

    Statementby Charles M. Beach.
    SeriesDiscussion paper - Institute for Economic Research, Queen"s University ; no. 360, Discussion paper (Queen"s University (Kingston, Ont.). Institute for Economic Research) ;, no. 360.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC79.I5 B39
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 leaves ;
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4186156M
    LC Control Number80464358

    The Gini coefficient fundamentally shows the shaded region above the lorenz curve in order to get a relative gauge of the distance the lorenz curve is from the line of equality. Fundamentally what this shows is the average distance between incomes. with 1 being the highest possible income and 0 . Figure Incorrect? According to the map showing gini coefficients for all countries, Greenland has a gini coefficient that is Statistics Greenland gives these coefficient in their latest publication on income (based on data): income - 0,46 income after taxes - 0,44 disposable income (includes social benefits from the state) - 0, 41 For those of you who read Danish, see. 1. Using a Lorenz curve, explain how the Gini coefficient is derived and interpreted.-Draw Lorenz Curve.-GC = A / A+B-A is area between the line of perfect equality and the line representing actual income distribution in a country.-B is area underneath the line representing the actual income distribution in a country.


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Model-free statistical inference with Lorenz curves, income shares, and Gini coefficients by Charles M. Beach Download PDF EPUB FB2

Charles M. Beach, "Model-Free Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves, Income Shares and Gini Coefficients," Working PaperEconomics Department, Queen's. Abstract. The paper considers the problem of statistical inference with estimated Lorenz curves and income shares.

The full variance-covariance structure of the (asymptotic) normal distribution of a vector of Lorenz curve ordinates is derived and shown to depend only on conditional first and second moments that can be estimated consistently without prior specification of the population Cited by: Beach, C.

and R. Davidson () Distribution-Free Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves and Income Shares, Review of Economics and Statistics, 50, CrossRef Google Scholar Bishop, J. A., S. Chakravorty and P. Thistle () Asymptotically DistributionFree Statistical Inference for Generalized Lorenz Curves, Review of Economics Cited by: Income Distribution, Lorenz Curves and Gini Coefficients.

A Lorenz Curve and a Gini Coefficent are ways of measuring the degree of income inequality in a society. The Lorenze Curve. A Lorenze Curve shows a country’s income distribution on a graph. Here are the steps involved: Get data on each family’s income. (Commonly done with a survey.).

Beach, C. and R. Davidson (): “Distribution-Free Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves and Income Shares,” Review of Economic Studies, 50, – zbMATH CrossRef Google Scholar Beach, C.

and J. Richmond (): “Joint Confidence Intervals for Income Shares and Lorenz Curves,” International Economic Review, 26, – Model-Free Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves, Income Shares, and Gini Coefficients Beach, Charles M. English | | Working or Discussion Paper |.

Primary income data yields the most exact estimates of the Gini coefficient. Using Lorenz curves, the Gini coefficient is defined as the ratio of the area between the diagonal and the Lorenz curve Author: Johan Fellman.

Lorenz curve. such as that shown below. The further the Lorenz curve lies below the line of equality, the more unequal is the distribution of income. Gini Coefficients for the US Year Gini Coefficient Value Statistics, damn statistics.

Estimation of Gini coefficients using Lorenz curves Johan Fellman1,2 Abstract Primary income data yields the most exact estimates of the Gini coefficient. Using Lorenz curves, the Gini coefficient is defined as the ratio of the area between the diagonal and the Lorenz curve and the area of the whole triangle under the diagonal.

I am trying to calculate gini coefficients and lorenz curves for a sample dataset of the following nature. For example, here is the structure of the data STATEID POPULATION CONSUMPTION 189 2The aim of this case study is to introduce readers to two interlinked methods of measuring inequality: the Lorenz Curve and the Gini Coefficient.

Both originate from the early years of the twentieth century: inMax Otto Lorenz published a paper in an American statistical journal outlining the technique which was to bear his name. ences with Lorenz curves, income shares, and Gini coefficients are (asymptotically) distribution-freeor model-free in the sense that they do not require knowledge of the underlying distribution model or parent distribution of the sample.

So far, statistical inference and confidence intervals have been. The econometrics of inequality and poverty Chapter 4: Lorenz curves, the Gini coefficient and parametric distributions Michel Lubrano October File Size: KB.

The degree of inequality in a country can be obtained by calculating the ratio of the "area between the diagonal and the Lorenz Curve as compared to the total, area of the half square in which the curve lies".

Thus in Fig. 4: "The ratio of the shaded area EA to the total area of the triangle BCD". This ratio is known as, GINI-Concentration.

Primary income data yields the most exact estimates of the Gini coefficient. Using Lorenz curves, the Gini coefficient is defined as the ratio of the area between the diagonal and the Lorenz curve.

Model-free statistical inference with Lorenz curves, income shares, and Gini coefficients. [Madison]: Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (OCoLC) Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote in the Preface to his famous Discourse on Inequality that “I consider the subject of the following discourse as one of the most interesting questions philosophy can propose, and unhappily for us, one of the most thorny that philosophers can have to solve.

For how shall we know the source of inequality between men, if we do not begin by knowing mankind Reviews: 1. Beach, Charles M., "Model-Free Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves, Income Shares, and Gini Coefficients," Queen's Institute for Economic Research Discussion PapersQueen's University - Department of Economics.

Sarabia, Jose Maria & Castillo, Enrique & Slottje, Daniel J.,   Fellman J. Estimation of Gini coefficients using Lorenz curves. J Stat Econom Methods. ; 1 (2)– Gini C. Measurement of inequality of incomes. Econ J. ; – doi: / Glewwe P. The distribution of Income in Sri Lanka in –70 and – a decomposition analysis.

J Dev by: 7. You can do anything pretty easily with R, for instance, calculate concentration indexes such as the Gini index or display the Lorenz curve (dedicated to my students). Although I did not explain it during my lectures, calculating a Gini index or displaying the Lorenz curve can be done very easily with you have to do is to figure out which of the billions packages available on CRAN (ok.

Lorenz Curve and Gini Coefficient for Piketty Data; by Kee-Won Lee; Last updated about 5 years ago Hide Comments (–) Share Hide Toolbars. Statistical inference for testing Gini Coefficients: An application for Colombia the 45o line) and the Lorenz () curve, is perhaps the most commonly used measure of inequality.

It ranges between zero (perfect equality) and one (perfect inequality). is the series of order statistics of the income variable y (that is, the original. The Gini Coefficient (), a measure of distribution inequality, is defined as the ratio of the area between the line of equal distribution and the observed Lorenz Curve to the area under the uniform distribution, and has values within the range 0 (perfectly uniform distribution) to 1 (complete inequality).In an equivalent representation, the Gini Index is the Gini Coefficient expressed as a Cited by:   इकोनॉमिक्स - लोरेन्ज़ वक्र,गिनी गुणाक Lorenz curve,Gini coefficient Gini Index - Duration: Qushyka Educat views 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. HW 4 SOLUTIONS Draw Lorenz Curves and GINI coefficients – the first set of numbers represent incomes and the second set of numbers represent population.

(SEE THE ASSOCIATED EXCEL WORKSHEET FOR SPECIFIC FORMULAS) a. (, ) ; (50, 25, 75, 25) in the first example total income is:File Size: 25KB. LORENZ CURVES AND GINI INDEX 3 Calculating G.

Examples. To get an idea of the nature of the Gini index G, let’s start with a model population of people with a total wealth of $ Example 1. Suppose 20 people have $5 each. Draw the Lorenz curve and calculate G. Since 80% of the population has zero wealth, L(x) = 0, 0 ≤ x ≤ File Size: 51KB.

income or wealth among households or individuals (Atkinson,Sen,Anand,Foster and Sen, ). The Lorenz (or concentration) curve is the most common device for a full description of distribution of income in a population.

The Lorenz curve represents cumulative income share as a function of the cumulative population by:   The Gini The Gini is a common measure that is often used in Credit Risk to measure the effectiveness of a scorecard in discriminating between goods and bads.

There are various ways of interpreting the Gini Graph one common way of interpreting and defining the Gini is that it is the area between the Lorenze.

GINI index (World Bank estimate) World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. For more information and methodology, Line Bar Map.

Share Details. Label. -   In a situation where the richest person has all the income and everyone else none, the Lorenz curve is horizontal along the bottom of the chart and spikes up to 1 at the extreme right – so B is 0 and the Gini coefficient is 1.

Income Gini coefficients are usually calculated on household incomes, and according to Wikipedia they range from Lemma 1. Let L(p) be the Lorenz curve cor-responding to a d.f.

F(x). Then L(p) is con-vex and its derivative, L'(p), equals one at p= F= (). The most common measure of inequality, the Gini index G, is the ratio of the area between the Lorenz curve L(p) and the line (see figure 1) to the area under the line (which is ).

The area, A. The main objective of the study is to compare the Newton–Cotes methods such as the Trapezium rule, Simpson 1/3 rule and Simpson 3/8 rule to estimate the area under the Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient of income using polynomial function with degree 5.

Comparing the Gini coefficients of income computed from the Polynomial function with degree 5 for the Trapezium, Simpson 1/3 and Cited by: 7. Quantile Versions of the Lorenz Curve Luke A. Prendergast and Robert G. Staudte Department of Mathematics and Statistics, La Trobe University Octo Abstract The classical Lorenz curve is often used to depict inequality in a population of incomes, and the associated Gini coe cient is relied upon to make comparisons be-Cited by: In economics, the Gini coefficient (/ ˈ dʒ iː n i / JEE-nee), sometimes called the Gini index or Gini ratio, is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income or wealth distribution of a nation's residents, and is the most commonly used measurement of was developed by the Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini and published in his paper.

Singapore Department of Statist views. Inequality: Lorenz Curve and Gini Coefficient (Ch 18) - Duration: How to Measure Income Inequality: Gini & Lorenz - Duration. The Gini coefficient is a measure of the inequality of a distribution (often used for income or wealth distributions).

The Lorentz curve is a graphical representation of this inequality which is intimately related to the Gini coefficient. The program is straightforward to s: 4.

The Gini coefficient is a statistic which measures the ability of a scorecard or a characteristic to rank order risk. A Gini value of 0% means that the characteristic cannot distinguish good from bad cases, e.g. Goods Bads Bad Rate Phone 80% 80% 15% No Phone 20% 20% 15% A Gini value of % means that a characteristic/scorecard distinguishes File Size: KB.

I'm going to show you this, actually, on the Lorenz curve. The Lorenz curve is a graphical depiction of the inequality, measured by the Gini coefficient.

The first step in constructing a Lorenz curve is to make a 45 degree line. Here we have percentage of income and percentage of families.

In a similar manner, I would like to be able to plot the lorenz curve and calculate the gini coefficient for my classifier. I know Gini = 2*AUC-1, but I'm not actually sure how to calculate it on it's own. Furthermore, every application of a lorenz curve I've seen looks at univariate data (e.g.

income. Unrestricted Statistical Inference with Lorenz Curves and Income Shares Working Paper, Economics Department, Queen's University View citations (2) A Recursive Earnings-Generation Model for Canadian Males Working Paper, Economics Department, Queen's University; Simultaneity and the Earnings-Generation Process for Canadian Men.The shares of income received by each of the first four quintiles fell, while the share received by the top 20% rose sharply.

The Lorenz curve for was more bowed out than was the curve for (Mean income adjusted for inflation and reported in dollars; percentages do. A simple easy to understand PowerPoint explaining the Lorenz curve. Section: Macroeconomics -Economic growth and equity in the distribution of income.

For A simple easy to understand PowerPoint explaining the Lorenz curve. Section: Macroeconomics -Economic growth and equity in the distribution of income. Lorenz Curve and Gini coefficient1/5(1).