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Analysing Conditional Income Distributions


Functions for the analysis of income distributions for subgroups of the population as defined by a set of variables like age, gender, region, etc. This entails a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for a mixture distribution as well as functions for moments, inequality measures, entropy measures and polarisation measures of income distributions. This package thus aides the analysis of income inequality by offering tools for the exploratory analysis of income distributions at the disaggregated level.


Package: acid
Type: Package
Version: 1.1
Date: 2015-01-06
License: GPL-3

sadr.test, polarisation.ER, gini.den


Alexander Sohn <>


Klein, N. and Kneib, T., Lang, S. and Sohn, A. (2015): Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression with an Application to Regional Income Inequality in Germany, in: Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 9(2), pp. 1024-1052.

Sohn, A., Klein, N. and Kneib. T. (2014): A New Semiparametric Approach to Analysing Conditional Income Distributions, in: SOEPpapers, No. 676.

See Also

gamlss, ineq

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