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RE: st: about gini

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: about gini
Date   Thu, 3 Oct 2002 13:13:07 +0100

Ye Xu

> I have already checked stata's ado file listthere is a program that
> calculates the gini coefficient.
> but if I use it direclty on household data I will get
> 1 gini coeff for the whole of data. I want a different
> gini coeff for each district. (ie I want gini (or inequality)

Last time I checked I found the name Gini
coefficient given to four different measures,
all with some historical justification,
as Corrado Gini did lots of things.

However, within disciplines people normally
seem to agree on what it means.


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