Assessing inequality using percentile shares

Jann, Ben (2016). Assessing inequality using percentile shares. Stata journal, 16(2), pp. 264-300. Stata Press

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At least since Thomas Piketty's best-selling \Capital in the Twenty- First Century" (2014, Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press), percentile shares have become a popular approach for analyzing distributional inequalities. In their work on the development of top incomes, Piketty and collaborators typically report top- percentage shares, using varying percentages as thresholds (top 10%, top 1%, top 0.1%, etc.). However, analysis of percentile shares at other positions in the distri- bution may also be of interest. In this paper I present a new Stata command called pshare that estimates percentile shares from individual-level data and displays the results using histograms or stacked bar charts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

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

ISSN:

1536-867X

Publisher:

Stata Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

21 Jun 2016 10:18

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2016 04:56

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81513

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81513

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