Reference : Polarization Orderings of Income Distributions
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/12919
Polarization Orderings of Income Distributions
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) >]
Chakravarty, Satya [Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India]
2010
Review of Income and Wealth
Wiley-Blackwell
56
1
47-64
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0034-6586
1475-4991
[en] Inequality ; polarization ; ordering
[en] This paper considers an intermediate notion of polarization which is defined as a convex mix of relative and absolute concepts of polarization. While absolute polarization indices remain unchanged under equal absolute augmentation in all incomes, relative indices do not change under equiproportionate variations in all incomes. We then identify the class of intermediate polarization indices whose orderings of alternative income distributions agree with the rankings generated by intermediate polarization curves. The ranking relation developed is implemented by a simple graphical device. Finally, a numerical illustration of the results developed in the paper is provided using data from Southern European countries.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/12919

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