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Differences in needs and assessment of income distributions

Coulter, Fiona A. E., Cowell, Frank and Jenkins, Stephen P. ORCID: 0000-0002-8305-9774 (1992) Differences in needs and assessment of income distributions. Bulletin of Economic Research, 44 (2). pp. 77-124. ISSN 0307-3378

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-8586.1992.tb00538.x


The literatures on the assessment of income distributions and on differences in needs are not well integrated. The theoretical literature providing results about evaluations and comparisons of income distributions does not, in the main, consider the implications of non-income differences between income-receiving units, while the equivalence scale literature providing results about the relationship between living standards, incomes and household composition does not consider distributional implications. The aim of this survey is to go some way towards integrating these separate literatures; to consider how to evaluate and compare income distributions while at the same time taking explicit account of differences in household composition.

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Additional Information: © 1992 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research
Divisions: Economics
Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D33 - Factor Income Distribution
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 22:24

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