Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1997) Inequality, welfare and monotonicity. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 29, 29. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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We stablish a general relationship between the standard form of the individualistic social-welfare function and the "reduced-form" version that is expressed in terms of inequality and mean income. This shows the relationship between the property of monotonicity and the slope of the equity-efficient trade-off. Particularly simple results are available for a large class of inequality measures that includes the Gini. These results do not require differentiability of the social-welfare function.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1997 the authors|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Inequality, social welfare, monotonicity|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C13 - Estimation
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
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