Reference : Proximity-sensitive individual deprivation measures
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Economic systems & public economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/12894
Proximity-sensitive individual deprivation measures
English
D'Ambrosio, Conchita mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Bossert, Walter [Université de Montréal - UdeM]
2014
Economics Letters
Elsevier Science
122
125-128
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0165-1765
[en] Income distribution ; relative deprivation ; equity
[en] We propose and characterize a generalization of the classical linear index of individual deprivation based on income shortfalls. Unlike the original measure, our class allows for increases in the income of a higher-income individual to have a stronger impact on a person’s deprivation the closer they occur to the income of the individual whose deprivation is being assessed. The subclass of our measures with this property is axiomatized in our second result.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/12894

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