Malaysian household income distribution: a fractal point of view

Fatimah Abdul Razak, and Faridatulazna Ahmad Shahabuddin, (2018) Malaysian household income distribution: a fractal point of view. Sains Malaysiana, 47 (9). pp. 2187-2194. ISSN 0126-6039


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Malaysian Household Income Survey data provided by the Malaysian Department of Statistics is used to provide evidence that the upper tails of the household income distribution follows a fractal based distribution known as power-law. Inequality measures are then applied to ascertain the levels of inequality based on this distribution. In addition to that, we analyzed the data in terms of different classes of occupation, obtained power-law exponents for each class and then highlighted the inequality between these classes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Fractals; Household income distribution; Inverted Pareto coefficient; Pareto inequality; Power-laws
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:12411
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Deposited On:06 Dec 2018 04:42
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