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RE: st: lorenz ordinates in stata


From   Ajita Atreya <ajita63@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: lorenz ordinates in stata
Date   Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:26:14 +0000

Nick,

Could you please illustrate more on what kind of distribution can I get by neglecting within-county variation and how should I proceed.

Thanks,
Ajita
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> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:21:40 +0000
> Subject: Re: st: lorenz ordinates in stata
> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Thanks for the further details. On this information, you can only
> proceed to a distribution by neglecting within-county variation.
>
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Ajita Atreya <ajita63@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Nick,
> >
> > Thank you for your reply.
> >
> > I might have misrepresented my data here.
> >
> > I have data on per capita flood premium paid and percapita income for each county (144 counties) and year (1978-2010). I am trying to determine progressivity by examining the departure from proportionality using lorenz and concentration curve. I believe there must be some program in stata for this kind of analysis.
> >
> > Thank you for your help
> > Ajita
> >
> > ----------------------------------------
> >> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:00:46 +0000
> >> Subject: Re: st: lorenz ordinates in stata
> >> From: njcoxstata@gmail.com
> >> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> >>
> >> 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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