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See detailMeasuring social polarization with ordinal and categorical data
D'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Permanyer, Inaki

in Journal of Public Economic Theory (2015), 17

We examine the measurement of social polarization with categorical and ordinal data. This is particularly useful in many contexts where cardinal data are not available. The new measures we propose are ... [more ▼]

We examine the measurement of social polarization with categorical and ordinal data. This is particularly useful in many contexts where cardinal data are not available. The new measures we propose are characterized axiomatically. We partition the society into groups on the basis of salient social characteristics, such as race and ethnicity, and we take into account the extent to which these groups are clustered in certain regions of an attribute’s distribution. [less ▲]

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