Description Usage Arguments Details Value References See Also Examples
elc
is a function to graph the Lorenz curve of education for any group of
countries using the set of estimates developed in Jorda and Alonso (2017).
1  elc(countries, init.y, final.y, database, M = 5000)

countries 
character vector with the country codes of the countries
to be used. Some macroregions are already defined and can be used
instead of the country codes: 
init.y 
the first year in which the function is calculated. Available years are 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010. 
final.y 
the last year in which the function is calculated Available years are 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010. 
database 
population subgrup for which the function is calculated. The following options are available:

M 
size of the simulated sample (default 
We use the set of estimates developed in Jorda and Alonso (2017), where
the generalized gamma distribution (Stacy, 1962) is used to model the time that
individuals attend school until they complete the educational cycle or decide to
drop out. To accommodate time and country varying parameters, the distribution of education
of each country and year is estimated by nonlinear least squares (see, Jorda and
Alonso (2017) for further description on the estimation strategy).The Lorenz curve
is computed from a synthetic sample of size M
of the distribution of
education of the specified group of countries.
The sample is obtained by Monte Carlo simulation using the mixture of the national
distributions, weighted by their population shares.
elc
returns a graph of the evolution of the Lorenz curve of education
over the specified period.
Cowell, F. (2011). Measuring inequality. Oxford University Press.
Jorda, V. and Alonso, J.M. (2017). New estimates on educational attainment using a continuous approach (19702010), World Development, 90, 281  293. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X16305010
Stacy, E. W. (1962). A generalization of the gamma distribution. Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 33, 1187  1192.
GenGamma.orig
, Lc
,
data_country
. Visit http://www.educationdata.unican.es
for more information on the constructoin of the dataset and the available
countries.
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