elbersb/segregation: Entropy-Based Segregation Indices

Computes entropy-based segregation indices, as developed by Theil (1971) <isbn:978-0471858454>, with a focus on the Mutual Information Index (M) and Theil's Information Index (H). The M, further described by Mora and Ruiz-Castillo (2011) <doi:10.1111/j.1467-9531.2011.01237.x> and Frankel and Volij (2011) <doi:10.1016/j.jet.2010.10.008>, is a measure of segregation that is highly decomposable. The package provides tools to decompose the index by units and groups (local segregation), and by within and between terms. Includes standard error estimation by bootstrapping.

Getting started

Package details

Maintainer
LicenseMIT + file LICENSE
Version0.1.0.9000
URL http://github.com/elbersb/segregation
Package repositoryView on GitHub
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("devtools")
library(devtools)
install_github("elbersb/segregation")
elbersb/segregation documentation built on Nov. 10, 2018, 5:20 a.m.