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Title of the article On Estimation of Inter-Regional Inequality
Pages 39-58
Author Konstantin Pavlovich Gluschenko
Doctor of Economics, Leading Researcher; Professor
Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Novosibirsk National Research State University
17 Lavrentyeva pr., Novosibirsk, Russia, 630090
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Abstract Many publications on inter-regional inequality use weighting by region’s share in the national population in estimating an inequality index. This paper demonstrates that, first, such an approach is conceptually inconsistent, yielding a (very rough) estimate of interpersonal inequality of the country’s whole population rather than an estimate of inter-regional inequality, and second, an inadequate weighting leads to the incorrect value of an inequality index. The author illustrates distortions caused by the use of weighting with the help of the income inequality among Russian regions (measured by the Gini coefficient).
Code 332.143+303.71
DOI 10.14530/se.2015.4.039-058
Keywords income inequality ? Gini coefficient ? Lorentz curve ? Williamson coefficient of variation
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For citation Gluschenko K.P. On Estimation of Inter-Regional Inequality. Prostranstvennaya Ekonomika = Spatial Economics, 2015, no. 4, pp. 39-58. DOI: 10.14530/se.2015.4.039-058. (In Russian).
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