A note on a property of the Gini coefficient

Marian Genčev

Communications in Mathematics (2019)

  • Volume: 27, Issue: 2, page 81-88
  • ISSN: 1804-1388

Abstract

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The scope of this note is a self-contained presentation of a mathematical method that enables us to give an absolute upper bound for the difference of the Gini coefficients G ( σ 1 , , σ n ) - G ( γ 1 , , γ n ) , where ( γ 1 , , γ n ) represents the vector of the gross wages and ( σ 1 , , σ n ) represents the vector of the corresponding super-gross wages that is used in the Czech Republic for calculating the net wage. Since (as of June 2019) σ i = 100 · 1 . 34 γ i / 100 , the study of the above difference seems to be somewhat inaccessible for many economists. However, our estimate based on the presented technique implies that the introduction of the super-gross wage concept does not essentially affect the value of the Gini coefficient as sometimes expected.

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Genčev, Marian. "A note on a property of the Gini coefficient." Communications in Mathematics 27.2 (2019): 81-88. <http://eudml.org/doc/295024>.

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author = {Genčev, Marian},
journal = {Communications in Mathematics},
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publisher = {University of Ostrava},
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