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The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures

Bosmans, Kristof and Cowell, Frank (2009) The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures. Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers, DARP 99. The Toyota Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

We provide a parsimonious axiomatisation of the complete class of absolute nequality indices. Our approach uses only a weak form of decomposability and does not require a priori that the measures be differentiable.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/darp/darp99.pdf
Additional Information: © 2009 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H21 - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H20 - General
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: DARP 99
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2009 16:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25434/

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