In the spirit of recent asymptotic works on the General Poverty Index (GPI) in the field of Welfare Analysis, the asymptotic statistical representation of the non-decomposable Takayama's index, which has failed to be incorporated in the unified GPI approach, is addressed and established here. This representation also allows to extend to it, recent results of statistical decomposability gaps estimations. The theoretical results are applied to real databases. The conclusions of the undertaken applications recommend to use Takayama's index as a practically decomposable one, in virtue of the low decomposability gaps with respect to the large values of the index.
Digital Object Identifier: 10.16929/sbs/2018.100-02-08