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Distributional orderings and the transfer principle : a re-examination

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank (1996) Distributional orderings and the transfer principle : a re-examination. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 14, 14. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

We examine the specification and interpretation of the transfer principle in analysing income distributions. The early work by Pigou and Dalton on this topic left open the possibility of a variety of specifications and interpretation of the principle. The modern development of the theory since Atkinson (1970) and Kolm (1969) has focused on one particular implementation. We demonstrate that this may be inappropriate in the light of the way that people appear to perceive inequalities in income distribitions

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 1996 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 14
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2250/

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