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Re: st: Income distribution


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Income distribution
Date   Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:44:23 -0500

Sridhar Telidevara <sridhar.telidevara@gmail.com> :

I have some programs to do this for various distributions (note that
smfit, dagumfit, etc. on SSC are for unit-record rather than grouped
data).  Once I track them down, I can post them to SSC, probably in
the next day or two, with the help of Kit Baum.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Sridhar Telidevara
<sridhar.telidevara@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anybody know whether stata has programs to estimate the
> parameters of various distributions (like Singh-Maddala, beta-2,
> lognormal etc.) if the income data are available in the grouped form.
> Unit wise income data are not available.  This is the case for
> household income data, where typically only frequencies within
> specified classes are available. The underlying distribution of the
> continuous data is modeled by the above mentioned parametric models.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Sridhar

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