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Re: Re: st: Lorenz Curve

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Subject   Re: Re: st: Lorenz Curve
Date   Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:10:52 +0200

Thanks for this, Sibel.

I can't really speak for -lorenz-, except that indeed the output does not
look quite right. (The whole curve should be flipped.)

I advise you to use the more recent and more versatile -glcurve7- instead
(-ssc install glcurve7- & refer to Stata Journal 1(1)).

  glcurve7 educvar , lorenz

That should give you the correct output. (BTW, do not listen to Stas ;), no
trouble with 0's in -glcurve7-, they are correctly treated.)

Good luck



Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:17:13 -0400
From: Sibel Selcuk
Subject: st: Re: Lorenz Curve

Philippe and Stas,

Thanks for your replies. I apologize for not providing sufficient
information. Here is the info:
1. I tried Lorenz command.
2. My education variable is years of schooling.
3. "No-schooling" individuals are coded as zero.
4. Fraction of people with no schooling is 1.7 percent.
5. I expected it to be truncated along the horizontal axis, but it seems to
be truncated at the upper right side of the curve.

Hope this helps to clarify my question. Thanks.


Dr. Philippe Van Kerm
IRISS - Integrated Research Infrastructure in the
Socio-Economic Sciences
BP48, L-4501 Differdange, Luxembourg
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