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Income Inequality among Female Heads of Households: Racial Inequality Reconsidered

Sourushe Zandvakili
Economica
New Series, Vol. 66, No. 261 (Feb., 1999), pp. 119-133
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2555205
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Income Inequality among Female Heads of Households: Racial Inequality Reconsidered
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Abstract

This paper investigates the factors that might have influenced earnings inequality among female heads of households over an extended period. The study used the generalized entropy measures of inequality in short-run as well as long-run income for the period 1978-86. The results suggest that short-run inequality has generally increased. These fluctuations are due partially to the existence of transitory components which distort our view. The measured long-run inequality shows a decline in the early years because of the smoothing of the transitory components. Race in conjunction with age, education and marital status is used to investigate their effects. Race and education are shown to be the most influential factors. The mobility profiles show the existence of permanent inequality among female heads of households.

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