Statistical Papers

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 65–76 | Cite as

Inequality indices: theoretical and empirical aspects of their asymptotic behaviour

  • Giovanni M. Giorgi
  • Andrea Pallini


The authors use a Berry-Esseen type bound to identify the factors which influence the speed of convergence to the normal distribution of the indices of Gini, Piesch and Mehran. To empirically confirm the conclusions reached, a Monte Carlo experiment is performed for a log-logistic distribution.

Key Words

Gini, Piesch and Mehran inequality indices speed of convergence to the normal distribution Berry-Esseen type bound Monte Carlo experiment log-logistic distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni M. Giorgi
    • 1
  • Andrea Pallini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di StatisticaFacoltà di Scienze Economiche e BancarieSiena(Italy)

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