A comparison of alternative functional forms for the Lorenz curve

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Abstract

A new functional form for the Lorenz curve is proposed and compared with two curves from the existing literature. In an application to Thai data the proposed function outperforms the others in terms of the Gini coefficient estimation, but is not as good for predicting expenditure shares.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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