Reference : Measuring social polarization with ordinal and categorical data
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Business & economic sciences : Social economics
Measuring social polarization with ordinal and categorical data
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) >]
Permanyer, Inaki [Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain]
Journal of Public Economic Theory
Blackwell Publishing
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[en] Polarization ; Inequality
[en] 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.

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