The paper provides a survey of results related to the "kappa-generalized distribution", a statistical model for the size distribution of income and wealth. Topics include, among others, discussion of basic analytical properties, interrelations with other statistical distributions as well as aspects that are of special interest in the income distribution field, such as the Gini index and the Lorenz curve. An extension of the basic model that is most able to accommodate the special features of wealth data is also reviewed. The survey of empirical applications given in this paper shows the kappa-generalized models of income and wealth to be in excellent agreement with the observed data in many cases.
|Titolo:||kappa-generalized models of income and wealth distributions: A survey|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1140/epjst/e2016-60014-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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