Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North

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  • Source:
    Social Forces, v84 n3 p1799-1818 Mar 2006. 20 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sof.2006.0061
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Oxford University Press. Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, UK. Tel: +44-1865-353907; Fax: +44-1865-353485; e-mail: jnls.cust.serv@oxfordjournals.org; Web site: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sf
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0037-7732
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Luxembourg
    • Abstract:
      Cross-national inequality trends have historically been a crucial field of inquiry across the social sciences, and new methodological techniques of statistical inference have recently improved the ability to analyze these trends over time. This paper applies Monte Carlo, bootstrap inference methods to the income surveys of the Luxembourg Income Study database to identify patterns of distributional change in the global North from 1980 to 2000. While it is now generally accepted that inequality has increased in the United States and United Kingdom during this period, the extent to which other wealthy nations have been able to avoid this trend (or not) has generated some debate. This paper presents new evidence to address this discussion, demonstrating along the way how the ability to conduct formal statistical inference with statistics such as the Gini index provides an effective and important new evaluative tool for comparative research.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2012
    • Accession Number:
      EJ966589
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MORAN, T. P. Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North. Social Forces, [s. l.], v. 84, n. 3, p. 1799–1818, 2006. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 21 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Moran TP. Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North. Social Forces. 2006;84(3):1799-1818. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428. Accessed January 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Moran, T. P. (2006). Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North. Social Forces, 84(3), 1799–1818. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Moran, Timothy Patrick. 2006. “Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North.” Social Forces 84 (3): 1799–1818. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Moran, T. P. (2006) ‘Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North’, Social Forces, 84(3), pp. 1799–1818. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 21 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Moran, TP 2006, ‘Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North’, Social Forces, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 1799–1818, viewed 21 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Moran, Timothy Patrick. “Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North.” Social Forces, vol. 84, no. 3, Mar. 2006, pp. 1799–1818. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Moran, Timothy Patrick. “Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North.” Social Forces 84, no. 3 (March 1, 2006): 1799–1818. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Moran TP. Statistical Inference and Patterns of Inequality in the Global North. Social Forces [Internet]. 2006 Mar 1 [cited 2020 Jan 21];84(3):1799–818. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ966589&custid=s8280428