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st: RE: quintiles

From   Maarten buis <>
To   stata list <>
Subject   st: RE: quintiles
Date   Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:03:04 +0000 (GMT)

--- "Araujo, Edson" <> wrote:
> Thanks! The problem is that the income quintiles has the same
> proportion of the population, does not reflects the distribution of
> income (since the groups are the same). this does not show the
> concentration of income. 
> In fact my doubt is if how I can divide de income in 5 groups and
> then associate the share of the population in each income group
> (guess this will give to me a histogram/normal curve very skewed). 

you can cut a variable up into 5 (or more or less) parts using the 
-cut- function in -egen-, see: -help egen-. 

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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