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st: New version of -richness- on SSC

From   "Andreas Peichl" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: New version of -richness- on SSC
Date   Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:18:52 +0100

Hi all,

Thanks to Kit Baum, a new version of the -richness- package is now available
for download from SSC. In Stata, use -ssc install richness- to install the

-richness- computes different measures of richness (affluence) based on the
(income) distribution for each variable specified.

The measures are defined analogously to measures of poverty described in
Peichl / Schaefer / Scheicher (2008): "Measuring Richness and Poverty: A
Micro Data Application to Europe and Germany", IZA discussion paper 3790.


Dr. Andreas Peichl

Research Associate

IZA - Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH 
IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor 
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