Kennedy and colleagues' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.1207a (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1207
  1. Bruce P Kennedy,
  2. Ichiro Kawachi,
  3. Deborah Prothrow-Stith
  1. Instructor Assistant professor Professor Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA

    EDITOR,—Ken Judge's comments raise important issues about the estimation and comparison of income distributions. Specifically, Judge suggests that there is a bias in our estimates of income inequality due to differences in tax and cash benefits and household composition across states. Although these …

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