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A simple non-parametric estimator of the Gini index
Sudheesh K K and Isha Dewan
Search for simple reliable estimators of the Gini index has lead to numerous publications. Most of these papers focus on the bias and the standard error of the estimator of the Gini index. In this paper, we propose a simple estimator of Gini index based on U-statistics. A simulation study shows that our estimator performs 'well' compared to other estimators in terms of bias and mean squared error.

isid/ms/2013/08 [fulltext]

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