Traditionally, the literature has seen stratification as linked closely to within-group inequality. More recently, some papers have focused on measuring the impact of stratification on between-group inequality. In this paper, we show that when two groups are involved, such an impact can be measured by a simple comparison of the two cumulative distribution functions. This approach allows an interpretation of stratification in terms of probabilities and paves the way for a neat and simple graphical illustration. We apply it to the analysis of between-continent inequality

Monti, M., Santoro, A. (2011). Stratification and between-group inequality: a new interpretation. REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 57(3), 412-427 [10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00414.x].

Stratification and between-group inequality: a new interpretation

SANTORO, ALESSANDRO
2011

Abstract

Traditionally, the literature has seen stratification as linked closely to within-group inequality. More recently, some papers have focused on measuring the impact of stratification on between-group inequality. In this paper, we show that when two groups are involved, such an impact can be measured by a simple comparison of the two cumulative distribution functions. This approach allows an interpretation of stratification in terms of probabilities and paves the way for a neat and simple graphical illustration. We apply it to the analysis of between-continent inequality
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Gini decomposition, stratification, between-group inequality
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Monti, M., Santoro, A. (2011). Stratification and between-group inequality: a new interpretation. REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 57(3), 412-427 [10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00414.x].
Monti, M; Santoro, A
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