The measurement of inequality in Fiji's household income distribution

Gounder, Rukmani and Xing, Zhongwei (2012) The measurement of inequality in Fiji's household income distribution. International Journal of Social Economics, 39 (4). pp. 264-280. ISSN 0306-8293

Full content URL:


Request a copy
[img] PDF
03068291211205695.pdf - Whole Document
Restricted to Repository staff only

Item Type:Article
Item Status:Live Archive


Measures of inequality determine the effectiveness of social and economic policies aimed at reducing inequality and to design effective intervention policies. The purpose of this paper is to focus on poverty reduction and welfare improving impacts of reducing income inequality in the case of Fiji. Using Fiji’s Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2002-2003, a comprehensive analysis is used to measure the level of inequality by household income, quintile income distribution, decomposition of inequality by ethnicity and regional groups, and the household income inequality by
source of income.

Keywords:Fiji, Poverty, Social policy, Economic policy, Income distribution, Inequality
Subjects:L Social studies > L360 Socio-economics
L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:24679
Deposited On:14 Oct 2016 09:18

Repository Staff Only: item control page