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Inequality comparisons with ordinal data

Jenkins, Stephen P. ORCID: 0000-0002-8305-9774 (2020) Inequality comparisons with ordinal data. Review of Income and Wealth. ISSN 0034-6586

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Identification Number: 10.1111/roiw.12489


Non‐intersection of appropriately defined Generalized Lorenz (GL) curves is equivalent to a unanimous ranking of distributions of ordinal data by all Cowell and Flachaire (Economica, 2017) indices of inequality and by a new index based on GL curve areas. Comparisons of life satisfaction distributions for six countries reveal a substantial number of unanimous rankings. The GL dominance criteria are compared with other criteria including the dual‐H dominance criteria of Gravel, Magdalou, and Moyes (Economic Theory, 2020).

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 07:48
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 22:12

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