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Re: st: Gini index with pweights


From   bmilanovic@worldbank.org
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Gini index with pweights
Date   Sat, 25 Oct 2008 11:57:29 -0400

Try ineqerr.ado which I think is also better.  inequal.ado, for the Gini at
least,  does not provide correct results if there are zeros, or very small
income values (if I recall correctly), so I have stopped using it.


Branko


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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 17:08:27 +0200
From: "francesca.modena" <francesca.modena@email.unitn.it>
Subject: st: Gini index with pweights

Deal all,
I would like to estimate the Gini index with sampling weights pweight.

Inequal.ado allows only fweights to be used; ineqdeco.ado allows fweights
and aweights.

How can I do it?
Thanks
Francesca Modena
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You do not say whether you are interested in the point estimate of the Gini
index, or the estimated standard error as well. If just the former, then
-ineqdeco- will do fine. Simply declare your pweights as aweights.

If you are also interested in standard errors, -svylorenz- on SSC will
provide them (derived using linearization methods).

Stephen
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