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st: -ineqfac- updated on SSC


From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <stephenj@essex.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: -ineqfac- updated on SSC
Date   Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:26:44 +0100

Thanks to Kit Baum, there is now an updated version of -ineqfac- on
SSC. To get it:

	ssc install ineqfac, replace

or use -adoupdate-. Description below.

The previous version was written for Stata version 5 (1999)! The
current version is 8.2, is rclass, and saves a number of results.  In
addition to its advertised description, below, you might find it
useful if you wish to derive results, saved in r(), that contain the
means of each of a set of variables. See the help file.

TITLE
      'INEQFAC': module to calculate inequality decomposition by
factor components

DESCRIPTION/AUTHOR(S)
      
      ineqfac provides an exact decomposition of the inequality of
      total income into inequality contributions from each of the
      factor components of total income. ineqfac was designed as a
tool
      for income distribution analysis in the case where the current
      sample contains observations on income components for each  of a
      set of income receiving units (e.g. families, households,
      persons).   In this case, facvars might include labour income,
      income from investments  and pensions, cash transfers, etc. See
      Shorrocks (1982b) and Jenkins (1995) for examples. ineqfac may
      also be applied to summarise and compare the riskiness of
      portfolios of wealth holdings: s_f, the "proportionate
      contribution of factor f to total inequality",  has exactly the
      same form as the "beta coefficient" used in finance analysis.
      
      Author: Stephen P. Jenkins, University of Essex
      Support: email stephenj@essex.ac.uk
      
      Distribution-Date: 20090331

INSTALLATION FILES                              (type net install
ineqfac)
      ineqfac.ado
      ineqfac.hlp
----------------------------------------------------------------------
--
(type -ssc install ineqfac- to install)



Stephen
-------------------------------------------------------------
Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <stephenj@essex.ac.uk>
Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, U.K.
Tel: +44 1206 873374.  Fax: +44 1206 873151.
http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk  
Survival Analysis using Stata:
http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/iser/teaching/module-ec968 
Downloadable papers and software: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pje7.html

Learn about the UK's new household panel survey, "Understanding
Society": http://www.understandingsociety.org.uk/ 


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