Relative distribution analysis in Stata

Jann, Ben (18 September 2020). Relative distribution analysis in Stata (University of Bern Social Sciences Working Papers 37). Bern: University of Bern, Department of Social Sciences

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In this paper I discuss the method of relative distribution analysis and present Stata software implementing various elements of the methodology. The relative distribution is the distribution of the relative ranks that the outcomes from one distribution take on in another distribution. The methodology can be used, for example, to compare the distribution of wages between men and women. Another example would be the analysis of changes in the distribution of earnings over time. Of interest are the relative cumulative distribution (relative CDF), the relative density (relative PDF), as well as summary measures such as the median relative polarization (MRP). The presented software can be used to estimate these quantities and also provides functionality such as location-and-shape decompositions or covariate balancing. Statistical inference is implemented in terms of influence functions and supports estimation for complex samples.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Jann, Ben

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Series:

University of Bern Social Sciences Working Papers

Publisher:

University of Bern, Department of Social Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

21 Sep 2020 09:49

Last Modified:

28 Sep 2020 16:54

JEL Classification:

C01, C21, C46, C87

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146596

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146596

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