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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, D.C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-23T15:57:05Z
dc.date.available2014-04-23T15:57:05Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationD.C. Murphy, 'Calculation of gini and theil inequality coefficients for Irish household incomes in 1973 and 1980', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.16, No. 3, 1985, 1985, pp225-249
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68765
dc.description.abstractThe exact values of Gini and Theil inequality coefficients calculated on the basis of discrete data are provided for direct, gross, disposable and final (i.e., after all taxes and State benefits) Irish household incomes in 1973 and 1980. These exact values are used to quantify the errors inherent in the grouped data approximations customarily used in most analyses. It is shown that quantile income classifications in general offer the most consistent approximation basis. A procedure is presented for selecting income ranges to improve the precision of grouped data approximations. Exact Gini and Theil coefficients for direct and final income are also provided for a wide range of different types of households in 1973 and 1980.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol.16, No. 3, 1985
dc.subjectInequality coefficients
dc.subjectHousehold income - Ireland
dc.titleCalculation of gini and theil inequality coefficients for Irish household incomes in 1973 and 1980
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp225-249


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