Inequality comparisons when the populations differ in size

Aboudi, Ronny and Thon, Dominique and Wallace, Stein W (2010) Inequality comparisons when the populations differ in size. Journal of Economic Inequality, 8 (1). pp. 47-70. ISSN 1569-1721

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This paper considers the problem of comparing two income distributions with different numbers of income recipients. The approach eschews the “replication of populations” of Dalton’s Population Principle which has been a fixture of the literature on income inequality since its inception. We start from a preorder which is a generalization of majorization, construct the “better-than” set and characterize the order-preserving welfare functions in a unified framework. The fixed population case falls off as a particular case.

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Journal of Economic Inequality
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?? income inequality lorenz dominance majorizationpopulation axiomeconomics, econometrics and finance(all)organizational behavior and human resource managementsociology and political science ??
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11 Jul 2011 18:33
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