Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves

  • Duangkamon Chotikapanich

Part of the Economic Studies in Equality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Collection of influential papers

  3. Survey papers on Lorenz functions and the generalizations and extensions of income distributions

  4. Current research

    1. William J. Reed, Fan Wu
      Pages 211-223
    2. Gianni Betti, Antonella D’Agostino, Achille Lemmi
      Pages 225-240
    3. Frank A. Cowell, Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser
      Pages 241-253
    4. J. M. Henle, N. J. Horton, S. J. Jakus
      Pages 255-269
    5. Duangkamon Chotikapanich, William E. Griffiths
      Pages 285-302
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-322

About this book


The parameterization of income distributions and Lorenz Curves is a useful approach for representing how income is distributed within a given population. It provides a way of describing how the data are generated, why the level of inequality is what it is, and what happens to the poorer sections of the population. This book brings together classic papers in the field, including Camilo Dagum’s most influential contribution, survey papers outlining the state-of-the-art of the field, and cutting-edge research contributions. While providing a thorough overview of the methodology of income distribution modeling, the book emphasizes its relevance on development economics and its importance for policy makers who design and assess poverty alleviation and income redistribution policies.


Gini coefficient Lorenz Curve development economics income distribution income inequality modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Duangkamon Chotikapanich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Econometrics and Business StatisticsMonash UniversityCaulfield EastAustralia

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