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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.

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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)
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Additional Information: © 2003 Frank A. Cowell
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: 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
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:54

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