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Re: st: lorenz ordinates in stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: lorenz ordinates in stata
Date   Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:00:46 +0000

It seems that you have one observation for each county and year, at a
wild guess some sort of county mean. Where is the information on
variability that would enable you to construct a Lorenz curve? At most
you can pool the counties to get a distribution for each year, but
then you still have no information on variability within county.

Typing -findit- with appropriate keywords will reveal several
user-written programs, but they seem beyond what you can use.

Nick

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Ajita Atreya <ajita63@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear statalist,
>
> Can anyone help me on the best way to get lorenz ordinates for county income in deciles. I have the data in the following form
>
> county    Year     Per capitaIncome
> A         1978      1000
> A         1979      2000
> B         1978      500
> B         1979      600
> B         1980      700
> c
> .
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