Estimation of Inequality Indices of the Cumulative Distribution Function

Ramses H Abul Naga, Christopher Stapenhurst

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Inequality indices for self-assessed health and life satisfaction are typically constructed as functions of the cumulative distribution function. We present a unified methodology for the estimation of the resulting inequality indices. We also obtain explicit standard error formulas in the context of two popular families of inequality indices that have emerged from this literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue numberc
Early online date8 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • ordered response data
  • self-assessed health
  • multinominal sampling
  • large sample distributions
  • standard errors

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