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On a Family of Achievement and Shortfall Inequality Indices
D'Ambrosio, Conchita; Chakravarty, Satya; Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa
2016In Health Economics, 25, p. 1503-1513
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Keywords :
Achievement inequality; shortfall inequality; consistency; SHARE
Abstract :
[en] This paper identifies a family of absolute consistent inequality indices using a weakly decomposable postulate suggested by Ebert (2010). Since one member employs an Atkinson (1970) type aggregation we refer to it as the Atkinson index of consistent inequality. A second member of this family parallels the Kolm (1976) index of inequality. Two innovative features of these indices are that no specific structure is imposed on the form of the index at the outset and no transformation of any existing index is considered to ensure consistency. Each of them regards an achievement distribution as equally unequal as the corresponding shortfall distribution. We apply these indices to study inequality in grip strength among 50+ year-old Europeans.
Disciplines :
Human health sciences: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
D'Ambrosio, Conchita ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Chakravarty, Satya
Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
On a Family of Achievement and Shortfall Inequality Indices
Publication date :
2016
Journal title :
Health Economics
ISSN :
1099-1050
Publisher :
John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Volume :
25
Pages :
1503-1513
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Name of the research project :
R-STR-3064-00 > PEARL-Inst Socio-Economic Inequality > 01/01/2014 - 19/01/2048 > CHAUVEL Louis
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
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