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Johannes Geyer <JGeyer@diw.de> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Gini coefficient of survival tables |

Date |
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:32:43 +0200 |

Hi Johannes, I tried -ginidesc- and it works as far as I can tell exactly how you used it. However, I only compared results with ginis from -inequal2- and -egen_inequal- and both (user written ados) show the same gini for the first two digits (then they tend to differ, maybe rounding errors). My conclusion - allthough majority vote might not be a good criterion for a proof... - is that you may have an error in your Excel calculation. Hope this helps Johannes owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu schrieb am 24/04/2008 11:05:58: > Dear Stata list users, > I am calculating the Gini coefficient of the survival tables for 30 OECD > countries for the time period of 1960-2004 using the Human Mortality > Database. > I take years lived (from year 0 to 110) as income and death numbers as > population. > Thereby I use the Stata command "ginidesc death numbers, by(year)". > Unfortunately I receive totally different results when I calculate the > Ginicoefficient "by feet" with Excel. > So I am not sure if I used the command properly. > Thanks a lot in advance! > > Johannes > > P.S.: > > The data is having the following structure: > > > Year Years lived Death Numbers > 1960 1 3400 > 1960 2 478 > 1960 3 488 > . > . > . > > > 1961 1 3200 > 1961 2 470 > 1961 3 472 > > -- > Socioeconomic Institute > Johannes Schoder > Research Assistant > Hottingerstr. 10 > 8032 Zurich > > Phone: +41 44 634 0614 > Fax: +41 44 634 4987 > E-mail: johannes.schoder@soi.uzh.ch > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ ---------------------- Johannes Geyer Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) German Institute for Economic Research Department of Public Economics DIW Berlin Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin Tel: +49-30-89789-258 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Gini coefficient of survival tables***From:*Johannes Schoder <johannes.schoder@soi.uzh.ch>

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