Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: parametric and non-parametric approaches

Cowell, Frank A, Ferreira, Francisco H G and Litchfield, Julie A (1999) Income distribution in Brazil 1981-1990: parametric and non-parametric approaches. Journal of Income Distribution, 8 (1). pp. 63-76. ISSN 0926-6437

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Abstract

Using a newly available comprehensive micro-data set we examine changes in the shape of the Brazilian income distribution during the "lost decade" of the 1980s. We adopt alternative parametric and non-parametric approaches to modelling the distribution. We show that inequality changed dramatically during the decade, along with modest changes in average income. Applying nonparametric kernel density estimation methods we also show that the shape of the underlying income distribution was transformed in a particularly interesting fashion.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Julie Litchfield
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:43
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 12:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27748
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