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Measurement of Economic Distance between Blacks and Whites

H. D. Vinod
Journal of Business & Economic Statistics
Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan., 1985), pp. 78-88
DOI: 10.2307/1391692
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1391692
Page Count: 11
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Abstract

This article proposes new distribution-free methods for estimating the economic distance (advantage) between one group and another, especially for interval-to-interval comparisons, which can be more informative than a single aggregative measure. Novel techniques for computing projected quantiles, smoothing of empirical cumulative distribution functions, maximum entropy methods for finding the upper bound of the richest income interval, and statistical confidence intervals are described and applied to black-white income differences in 1967 and 1979.

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