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Measuring mobility

Cowell, Frank and Flachaire, Emmanuel (2011) Measuring mobility. Public Economics Programme Papers, 09. London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Abstract

Our new approach to mobility measurement involves separating out thevaluation of positions in terms of individual status (using income, social rank,or other criteria) from the issue of movement between positions. Thequantification of movement is addressed using a general concept of distancebetween positions and a parsimonious set of axioms that characterise thedistance concept and yield a class of aggregative indices. This class of indicesinduces a superclass of mobility measures over the different status conceptsconsistent with the same underlying data. We investigate the statisticalinference of mobility indices using two well-known status concepts, related toincome mobility and rank mobility.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd/_new/publications/abstract.asp?inde...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
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: 05 May 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 12:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/35920

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