Atkinson Index of Inequality

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Description

Computes an Atkinson measure of inequality within a vector.

Usage

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calcAtkinson(x, w = NULL, epsilon = 1)

Arguments

x

Numeric vector with non-negative values (strictly positive when epsilon=1)

w

Numeric vector of sampling weigths (optional)

epsilon

Parameter of the Atkinson index (must be strictly positive)

Value

A list of class "ICI" with components:

ineq

a list with components Atk (value of inequality index) and epsilon (value of parameter)

nas

a list with NA counts, including components xNA, wNA and totalNA

References

Atkinson A.B. (1970) On the Measurement of Inequality. Journal of Economic Theory, 2, pp. 244-263.

See Also

decompAtkinson

Examples

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data(hhbudgets)

calcAtkinson(hhbudgets[, "ingreso"], epsilon=3)
summary(hhbudgets[, "transporte"])
calcAtkinson(hhbudgets[,"transporte"], w=hhbudgets[,"factor"])