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 School of Economics and Political Science, 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)|
|Additional Information:||© 1998 Yoram Amiel|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||inequality; social welfare and poverty|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement|
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
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