Reference : Losing ground in the income hierarchy: relative deprivation revisited
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42480
Losing ground in the income hierarchy: relative deprivation revisited
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]
2020
Journal of Economic Inequality
Kluwer Academic Publishers
18
1-12
Yes
International
1569-1721
Netherlands
[en] Relative Deprivation ; Equity ; Individual Well-being
[en] The paper discusses a one-parameter generalization of individual relative deprivation measures to a two-period setting that differs from earlier approaches. The parameter is, by definition, independent of the income distributions under consideration—it is to be chosen by a social planner. Its value has an intuitive interpretation: it represents the additional weight assigned to the income shortfalls associated with agents who passed the individual in question when moving from yesterday’s income distribution to today’s. Therefore, the choice of this parameter represents an important value judgment on the part of a social planner regarding the relative impact of being left behind. As a special case, it is illustrated how the well-known Yitzhaki index can be extended to this environment.
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/42480
10.1007/s10888-019-09428-4
FnR ; FNR9522302 > Louis Chauvel > ProSocial > A Research Programme on Social Inequality within the National, European and International Context > 01/06/2012 > 31/12/2018 > 2011

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