The application of beta and gamma distributions to under-reported income values

Γεώργιος Βαφειάδης


The paper "The application of Beta and Gamma Distributions to Under-reported Income Values"
considers two functional forms for the distribution of incomes —the Gamma and the Beta density
functions. A model of under-reported income values is applied to each functional form assuming only
one-sided errors. The parameters of the distribution governing the true values are identified on the basis
of a sample on the observed values. So far as the dispersion of true incomes is concerned, some conclusions
seem to be substantiated by empirical results obtained elsewhere.


Management techniques; Distribution of income

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