# Calculating a Standard Error for the Gini Coefficient: Some Further Results: Reply

@article{Ogwang2004CalculatingAS, title={Calculating a Standard Error for the Gini Coefficient: Some Further Results: Reply}, author={Tomson Ogwang}, journal={Econometrics eJournal}, year={2004} }

The potential shortcomings of the regression (or stochastic) approach for computing exact standard errors of the Gini coefficient using ordinary least squares or weighted least squares are pointed out.

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