Assessing inequality using percentile shares

Jann, Ben (12 August 2015). Assessing inequality using percentile shares (University of Bern Social Sciences Working Papers 13). Bern: University of Bern

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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 distribution 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:

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

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

21 Jun 2016 10:36

Last Modified:

21 Jun 2016 10:36

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81523

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81523

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