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000036079 245__ $$aCHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF FARM WEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES
000036079 260__ $$c2001
000036079 269__ $$a2001
000036079 270__ $$merickson@ers.usda.gov$$pErickson,   Kenneth W.
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000036079 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000036079 446__ $$aEnglish
000036079 490__ $$aSelected Paper of the 2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah
000036079 520__ $$aThis paper examines the changes in the farm sector wealth from 1950 through 1999. The study uses Theil's entropy-based measure of inequality of farm equity by ten regions of the U.S. The entropy-measure is then used to decompose U.S. inequality into within-region and between-region differences. Results show that for the period 1950 to 1993, relative to the number of farms per state, farm wealth in the U.S. became more equally distributed. Further, results show that inequality in wealth may be on the rise in recent years.

Key words: inequality, Theil's entropy, farm equity, regional decomposition.
000036079 650__ $$aIndustrial Organization
000036079 6531_ $$ainequality
000036079 6531_ $$aTheil
000036079 6531_ $$afarm equity
000036079 6531_ $$aregional decomposition.
000036079 700__ $$aMishra, Ashok K.
000036079 700__ $$aMoss, Charles B.
000036079 700__ $$aErickson, Kenneth W.
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000036079 982__ $$gWestern Agricultural Economics Association>2001 Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2001, Logan, Utah
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