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Re: st: How to caculate the 90th percentile and 50th percentile of the wage distribution in my data set using stata?


From   Mitch Abdon <mitchaabdon@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to caculate the 90th percentile and 50th percentile of the wage distribution in my data set using stata?
Date   Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:08:06 +0800

See -help pctile-

2010/12/10 zhiqiang zhang <nkzzq@yahoo.com.cn>:
> Hi everyone, Did someone know how to generate the 90th percentile and 50th
> percentile of the wage distribution?
> I am working on a paper about the wage inequality of China.  I read some paper
> that the inequality is caculated based on the percentile wage differences, I
> want to carry out my researh as follows:
>
> The analysis revolves around two empirical models in which the respective
> dependent
>
> variables are specified as the difference of the log 2001 wage between:
>
> (i) the most skilled (measured by the 90th percentile of the wage distribution)
> and the least skilled
>
> (measured by the 10th percentile of the wage distribution);
>
> (ii) The most and ‘medium’skilled worker (measured by the 50th percentile of the
> wage distribution);
>
> Did someone know how to generate the 90th percentile and 50th percentile of the
> wage distribution?
> thank you very much!
>
>
> Best Regards
>
> Zhiqiang Zhang
> Nankai University
> nkzzq@yahoo.com.cn
> zhiqiangzhangnk@gmail.com
>
>
>
>
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