Accession Number : ADA119631

Title :   On the Property of Dullness of Pareto Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Wong,Wing-Yue

PDF Url : ADA119631

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : In the analysis of income distribution, it has been observed that the true income is usually underreported. In this paper we study the statistical prperties of reported incomes through a multiplicative underreported model. The concept of 'locally nearly dullness' of the reported income is introduced and studied. The above property of dullness has been used to characterize the Pareto distribution for the problem of reported incomes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statistical distributions, *Income, *Distribution(Economics), Multiplication factor, Mathematical models, Taxes, Sociometrics, Random variables

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE