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Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300918

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195300912.001.0001

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Goodness of Fit

Goodness of Fit

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(p.33) 4 Goodness of Fit
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Income Distribution
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Fred Campano (Contributor Webpage)

Dominick Salvatore (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195300912.003.0004

The criteria for judging the adaptability of the model for describing income distribution are illustrated. These include the mean absolute deviation, chi-squared statistic, mean squared error, and Kolmogorov-Smirov statistic. The use of spreadsheets to graph the fitted-distribution is also presented.

Keywords:   chi-squared statistic, Kolmogorov-Smirov statistic, mean absolute deviation, mean squared error, spreadsheet

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