Non-Hierarchical bivariate decomposition of theil indexes

Kam Ki Tang, Dennis Petrie

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Abstract

This paper develops a method to conduct non-hierarchical bivariate decomposition of Theil indexes. The method has the merits that, first, it treats all variates symmetrically and therefore facilitates the comparison of inequalities associated with different variates and, second, it highlights the interaction between variates in the creation of inequality. The method is applied to measure gender and ethnic income inequality in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-927
Number of pages10
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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