mutualinf-package: An R package to compute and decompose the Mutual Information...

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The Mutual Information Index (M) introduced to the social sciences by Theil and Finizza (1971). The M index is a multigroup segregation measure that is highly decomposable, satisfiying both the Strong Unit Decomposability (SUD) and the Strong Group Decomposability (SGD) properties (Frankel and Volij, 2011; Mora and Ruiz-Castillo, 2011).

The package allows for:


Rafael Fuentealba-Chaura
Ricardo Mora
Julio Rojas-Mora


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Guinea-Martin, D., Mora, R., & Ruiz-Castillo, J. (2018). The evolution of gender segregation over the life course. American Sociological Review, 83(5), 983-1019. doi: 10.1177/0003122418794503.

Mora, R. and Guinea-Martin, D. (2021). Computing decomposable multigroup indexes of segregation. UC3M Working papers, Economics 31803, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía.

Mora, R. and Ruiz-Castillo, J. (2011). Entropy-based segregation indices. Sociological Methodology, 41(1):159-194. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9531.2011.01237.x.

Theil, H. and Finizza, A. J. (1971). A note on the measurement of racial integration of schools by means of informational concepts. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 1(2):187-193. doi: 10.1080/0022250X.1971.9989795.

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