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The subjective approach to the measurement of income inequality

Amiel, Yoram (1998) The subjective approach to the measurement of income inequality. DARP (38). Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Inequality measurement involves explicit or implicit value judgements. The subjective approach to inequality measurement is a relatively new and fast-developing area which focueses direct attention on these judgements. It is 'subjective' in the sense that it takes accounts of peoples' views on distributional comparisons. This paper conveys some of the principal contributions of recent years.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1998 Yoram Amiel
Divisions: STICERD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 12:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 00:59

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