A piecewise method for estimating the Lorenz curve

Zuxiang Wang, Russell Leigh Smyth

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Abstract

We propose a piecewise method to estimate the Lorenz curve for grouped income data. Our illustrative application shows that the method can produce more plausible density when the income distribution data has multiple peaks and the Lorenz curve cannot be modeled satisfactorily over the entire interval with a single Lorenz curve model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45 - 48
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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