Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being

Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves

Editors: Chotikapanich, Duangkamon (Ed.)

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The parameterization of income distributions and Lorenz Curves is a useful approach for representing how income is distributed within a given population. It provides a way of describing how the data are generated, why the level of inequality is what it is, and what happens to the poorer sections of the population. This book brings together classic papers in the field, including Camilo Dagum’s most influential contribution, survey papers outlining the state-of-the-art of the field, and cutting-edge research contributions. While providing a thorough overview of the methodology of income distribution modeling, the book emphasizes its relevance on development economics and its importance for policy makers who design and assess poverty alleviation and income redistribution policies.

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From the reviews:

“Chotikapanich has done an excellent job in her introduction to the volume of describing each paper’s content in a substantive way. … This is an excellent book and I recommend it strongly to anyone interested in this field and urge you to read it. … all these papers are interesting, all … were innovative and expanded our understanding of approximating and describing empirical income distribution data, and all illustrate an important lesson for (and particularly relevant to) the young researcher in this field … .”­­­ (Daniel Slottje, The Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 8, 2010)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • A New Model of Personal Income Distribution: Specification and Estimation

    Dagum, Camilo

    Pages 3-25

  • A Function for Size Distribution of Incomes

    Singh, S. K. (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • Some Generalized Functions for the Size Distribution of Income

    McDonald, James B.

    Pages 37-55

  • Efficient Estimation of the Lorenz Curve and Associated Inequality Measures from Grouped Observations

    Kakwani, N. C. (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Distribution and Mobility of Wealth of Nations

    Paap, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves
Editors
  • Duangkamon Chotikapanich
Series Title
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72796-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72796-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72756-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2493-3
Series ISSN
2364-107X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 322
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