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This literature includes – among others – Atkinson and Brandolini (2004), Azpitarte and Alonso-Villar (2011), Bosmans et al. (2011), Bossert and Pfingsten (1990), Chakravarty and Tyagarupananda (1998, 2009), Del Rio and Alonso-Villar (2008, 2011), Del Rio and Ruiz-Castillo (2000, 2001), Kolm (1976a,b), Krtscha (1994), Moyes (1987), Yoshida (2005), Zheng (2007), and Zoli (2012).
See also Jenkins and Jäntti (2005) and Yoshida (2005).
In Figures 1A and 1B the coordinates of the Lorenz curves have been obtained as consumption shares/mean expenditures corresponding to cumulated decile population proportions, as derived from the equation of the relative Lorenz curve which has been estimated by the so-called Beta function method, employing the POVCAL software package (Chen et al. 1991).
In Figures 2A and 2B the Lorenz curves have been obtained by connecting, with straight lines, the asset shares/mean asset values corresponding to alternative cumulative population proportions, as available directly from the published grouped data on the distribution of household assets.