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st: new ineqdeco - capturing results for dynamic decomposition

From   "Stephen P. Jenkins" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: new ineqdeco - capturing results for dynamic decomposition
Date   Sun, 10 Sep 2006 12:44:06 +0100 (BST)

If you look at the decomposition-of-inequality-change expressions provided on page
896 of Mookherjee and Shorrocks (1982), you'll see no use of "subgroup sum of
weights" (that was provided in -ineqdeco- as a saved result for completeness's
sake).  Perhaps you're thinking of the subgroup population share terms (v_k)?  
Whatever, I think you should be able to calculate all the elements of their
equation from what is returned after -ineqdeco- (or -ineqdec0-)



Mookherjee, D. and Shorrocks, A. 1982.  A decomposition analysis of the trend in UK
inequality.  Economic Journal 92: 886-992.

See also

Jenkins, S.P. 1995.  Accounting for inequality trends: decomposition analyses for
the UK, 1971-86.  Economica 62: 29-63.


Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 03:57:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brian Sartene <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: st: new ineqdeco - capturing results for dynamic decomposition

Thanks very much for this very helpful advice, I can
now capture the results perfectly.
However, I'm still not getting the right end results
and I think it may be because I'm not weighting the
subgroups properly. Returning to my question below,
could I ask whether the "subgroup sum of weights" is
meant to be incorporated into the decomposition?
Again, many thanks.

Professor Stephen P. Jenkins <[email protected]>
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, U.K.
Tel: +44 1206 873374.  Fax: +44 1206 873151.
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