[R] Gini coefficient sensitive to "skewness" of Lorenz curve?
stefan.sobernig at wu.ac.at
Fri Jun 21 12:39:59 CEST 2013
I have already posted to sci.stat.consult, however, I was hoping that
there might be some experience in the R community on the following question:
> I am wondering whether anyone has experience with variants of (parametric) Gini coefficients (or alternatives) which allow for reflecting/penalising the skewness of a Lorenz curve?
> For my part, I just stumbled across the following:
> While appealing to me, I did not find any alternatives, nor any reported use of this variant; nor is there any account of its liabilities (e.g., strategies to estimate the parameters).
> P.S.: My background is not in economics/econometrics or the like, rather i am currently evaluating the use of inequality measures for software measurement. See for some background:
I'd appreciate any hint in this direction!
More information about the R-help