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    Title: Demographic Transition, Family Structure, and Income Inequality
    Authors: Chu, C. Y. Cyurs;江莉莉;Jiang, Lily
    Contributors: 淡江大學經濟學系
    Date: 1997-11-01
    Issue Date: 2009-11-30 18:37:07 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: MIT Press
    Abstract: We treat each age-specific income-earning member of the family as an income “source,” and use the source-specific Gini decomposition approach as well as the Lorenz comparison approach to study the impact of the changing population age structure on family income inequality. Empirical analysis using Taiwanese data shows that the pattern of Gini coefficients is significantly affected by the above-mentioned age composition factor. The general implication is that for many developing countries which have recently gone through rapid demographic transition, family income inequality indexed may implicitly embody information as to the age-specific composition of family members, which is irrelevant to the general notion of inequality.
    Relation: Review of economics and statistics 79(4), pp.665-669
    DOI: 10.1162/003465397557079
    Appears in Collections:[經濟學系暨研究所] 期刊論文

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