Publication detailsAbul Naga, R. H., Shen, Y. & Yoo, H. I. (2016). Joint Hypothesis Tests for Multidimensional Inequality Indices. Economics Letters 141: 138-142.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0165-1765
- DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.02.010
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An inequality index over p dimensions of well-being is decomposable by attributes if it can expressed as a function of p unidimensional inequality indices and a measure of association between the various dimensions of well-being. We exploit this decomposition framework to derive joint hypothesis tests regarding the sources of multidimensional inequality, and present Monte Carlo evidence on their finite sample behavior.