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st: decomposition of coefficient of variation

From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <>
Subject   st: decomposition of coefficient of variation
Date   Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:08:48 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:58:55 -0400 Albert Chevan <> 

> I need to know how to decompose the variance and the coefficient of
> variation using two or more categorical variables. Nygard and Sandstrom
> in their book, Measuring Income Inequality, say that the variance and
> the squared coefficient of variation can be decomposed using the
> analysis of variance (page 333).  How is this done or where can I find a
> reference to how it is done?

the help files for -ineqdeco- or -ineqdec0- provides references to 
literature. The programs may do what you want too. Get them using -ssc 
install <program name>-. -povdeco- does similar things for poverty 

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <>
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1206 873374. Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151.

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