June 2007

IZA DP No. 2831: Inequality and the GB2 Income Distribution

published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2009, 55 (2), 392–398

The generalized entropy class of inequality indices is derived for Generalized Beta of the Second Kind (GB2) income distributions, thereby providing a full range of top-sensitive and bottom-sensitive measures. An examination of British income inequality in 1994/95 and 2004/05 illustrates the analysis.