Estimation of indicators on social exclusion and poverty, as well as Pareto tail modeling for empirical income distributions.
Changes in laeken version 0.5.0
+ order of factors changed in function 'prop' + bugfixes in computation of weighted quantiles and quintile share ratio to strictly follow Eurostat definitions + Package title now in title case + packages 'boot' and 'MASS' are now only Imports instead of Depends
Changes in laeken version 0.4.6
+ Estimation of a proportion and its variance (class "prop", function 'prop' and related changes).
Changes in laeken version 0.4.5
+ Added references to JSS paper.
Changes in laeken version 0.4.4
+ Updated vignette 'laeken-intro'. + Updated some help files.
Changes in laeken version 0.4.3
+ Bugfix in 'bootVar' when resampling clusters of observations rather than individuals.
Changes in laeken version 0.4.2
+ Bootstrap variance estimation now contains an argument 'cluster', which allows for resampling clusters of observations rather than individuals. + Bugfix in 'gpg': arguments 'gender' and 'method' are now passed to 'variance'. + Updated vignette 'laeken-intro'.
Changes in laeken version 0.4.1
+ Reduced run times of examples for 'bootVar' and 'variance'. + Functions 'arpt' and 'arpr' can now take a vector of percentages of the weighted median to be used for the at-risk-of-poverty threshold. + Updated vignette 'laeken-intro'.
Changes in laeken version 0.4.0
+ Added example data 'ses' for the Structure of Earnings Survey. + Added vignette 'laeken-intro'. + Minimal changes in 'print' method for indicators. + Minimal changes in help files and vignettes. + Removed attributes from variable 'eqIncome' in example data 'eusilc'. + The level names of argument 'gender' in function 'gpg' can now be any character string. Note: the first level of gender should always correspond to females.
Changes in laeken version 0.3.3
+ New plot method for objects of class "paretoTail". + Package roxygen2 is now used for documentation. + Bugfixes in 'paretoQPlot' and 'meanExcessPlot': order of graphical parameters 'pch', 'cex', 'col' and 'bg' for the data points is now preserved. + Bugfix in 'meanExcessPlot': computation of weighted quantiles no longer throws error.
Changes in laeken version 0.3.2
+ Package is built with flag --resave-data to avoid warning with R 2.15.0.
Changes in laeken version 0.3.1
+ New arguments in function 'paretoScale' for generalizations of Van Kerm's formula. + Updated author affiliation.
Changes in laeken version 0.3
+ New function 'gpg' for estimating the gender pay (wage) gap. + Fixed function 'bootVar' for package 'boot' >= 1.3-1.
Changes in laeken version 0.2.3
+ Corrected mistake in formula for weighted Hill estimator in vignette 'laeken-pareto'.
Changes in laeken version 0.2.2
+ New function 'shrinkOut' for Pareto tail modeling to shrink outliers to the theoretical quantile used for outlier detection.
Changes in laeken version 0.2.1
+ Fixed help files for 'meanExcessPlot' and 'paretoQPlot' on Microsoft Windows systems. + Fixed package reference in vignette 'laeken-variance'.
Changes in laeken version 0.2
+ Functions for fitting a Pareto distribution now have an additional argument 'x0' to specify threshold directly instead of using number of observations 'k' in the tail. + In the graphical exploration of the data using 'meanExcessPlot' or 'paretoQPlot', sample weights can now be considered and the threshold (scale parameter) can be selected interactively. + Function 'paretoQPlot' now simply uses logarithmic y-axis to show the labels in the scale of the original values. + Changed default axis labels in 'paretoQPlot'. + Sample weights can now be considered when fitting a Pareto distribution using 'thetaHill', 'thetaISE' or 'thetaPDC'. + New function 'calibVars' for convenient construction of binary variables for calibration. + New functions 'paretoTail', 'replaceTail', 'replaceOut' and 'reweightOut' for improved methodology for Pareto tail modeling with a common interface. + Row names of the example data 'eusilc' are now given by 1 to the number of rows. + New wrapper function 'weightedMean' for the (weighted) mean. + New function 'paretoScale' for estimating the threshold for Pareto tail modeling. + Totals for calibrated bootstrap variance are now by default computed from the original data using the Horvitz-Thompson estimator. + Added package vignettes 'laeken-standard', 'laeken-pareto' and 'laeken-variance'.
Changes in laeken version 0.1.3
+ Minimal changes in help file for 'calibWeights'.
Changes in laeken version 0.1.2
+ Bugfix in 'thetaWML' for bias correction term with weight function based on standardized residuals.
Changes in laeken version 0.1.1
+ Bugfix in 'bootVar' in case of breakdown by year and domain.