Estimating the sampling variances of measures of income inequality and polarization: CS11-619/95-7E-PDF

an empirical study /

"Measures of income inequality and polarization are non-linear statistics which depend on quantiles and the distribution function. Their variances are not expressible in simple formulae and one has to rely on approximate variance estimation techniques. The performance of different methods of variance estimation was investigated empirically in a simulation study based on the Canadian Survey of Consumer Finance. We concentrated on the accuracy, precision and the normal confidence interval properties of the variance estimators"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.
Title Estimating the sampling variances of measures of income inequality and polarization
Subtitle an empirical study /
Series Title Working paper ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "HSMD-95-007E." "October 1995."
Date 1995.
Number of Pages 32 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-619/95-7E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-619E no. 95-07
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology, Surveys