Group differences: the issue of decomposition

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This study proposes a new method for decomposing inter-group mean differences. Based on theoretical arguments regarding the availability and distribution of resources influencing achievement in a society. This method utilizes the grand mean values of resources in the system to compare group differences in achievement. The proposed method allows for the specification of majority/minority population distribution in the decomposition of inequality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalQuality and Quantity
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Social Sciences


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