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Income Nonresponse and Inequality Measurement

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dc.contributor.author Paraje, Guillermo
dc.contributor.author Weeks, Melvyn
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-26T03:57:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-26T03:57:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Revista de Análisis Económico 25(2): 2010, p. 193-221 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.uahurtado.cl/handle/11242/1910
dc.description This paper analyses the effects that income nonresponse has on certain well-known inequality coefficients (e.g. Gini, Theil and Atkinson indexes). A number of statistical methods have been developed to impute missing values of incomes for nonrespondents. By simulating several patterns of income nonresponse on actual sub-samples of the Argentinean household survey, this essay analyses the effects that different correction methods produce on a set of inequality coefficients. It is proved that methods often used to correct for nonresponse can introduce important biases on inequality coefficients if the patterns of missingness assumed by such methods do not coincide with the actual pattern. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios es_CL
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported es_CL
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ es_CL
dc.subject.lcsh Desigualdades económicas es_CL
dc.title Income Nonresponse and Inequality Measurement es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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