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Theil, inequality and the structure of income distribution

Cowell, Frank (2003) Theil, inequality and the structure of income distribution. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 67, 67. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

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Abstract

Theil’s information-theoretic approach to the measurement of inequality (Theil 1967) is set in the context of subsequent developments over recent decades. It is shown that Theil’s initial insight leads naturally to a very general class of inequality measures. It is thus closely related to a number of other commonly used families of inequality measures.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2003 Frank A. Cowell
Subjects: 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)
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2288

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