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Relative Deprivation, Envy and Economic Inequality

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  • Podder, Nripesh
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    This paper develops an economic measure of relative deprivation and explores its relationship to envy and economic inequality. It is demonstrated that, while the concept of envy is virtually identical with that of relative deprivation, economic inequality, although a related concept, and a determinant of relative deprivation, is fundamentally different in its intent and purpose. It is also demonstrated that an essential feature of relative deprivation is that it is a nonlinear and nonmonotonic function of economic inequality. As a result, a high degree of economic inequality means only a low degree of relative deprivation. Copyright 1996 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Kyklos.

    Volume (Year): 49 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 353-76

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:49:y:1996:i:3:p:353-76

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    2. Luis Imedio-Olmedo & Encarnación Parrado-Gallardo & Elena Bárcena-Martín, 2012. "Income Inequality Indices Interpreted as Measures of Relative Deprivation/Satisfaction," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 109(3), pages 471-491, December.
    3. D'Ambrosio, Conchita & Rodrigues, Rute Imanishi, 2008. "Deprivation in the São Paulo Districts: Evidence from 2000," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 1094-1112, June.
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    8. Lidia Ceriani & Chiara Gigliarano, 2011. "An inter-temporal relative deprivation index," Working Papers 237, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    9. Corazzini, Luca & Esposito, Lucio & Majorano, Francesca, 2012. "Reign in hell or serve in heaven? A cross-country journey into the relative vs absolute perceptions of wellbeing," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 81(3), pages 715-730.
    10. Christine E. Eibner & William N. Evans, 2001. "Relative Deprivation, Poor Health Habits and Mortality," Working Papers 265, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Health and Wellbeing..
    11. Paolo Verme, 2011. "Two classes of generalized deprivation indexes," Working Papers 202, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    12. Labeaga, José M. & Molina, José Alberto & Navarro, María, 2011. "Deprivation using satisfaction measures in Spain: An evaluation of unemployment benefits," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 287-310, March.
    13. Imedio Olmedo, L. J. & Bárcena Martín, E., 2003. "Privación, status e imposición sobre la renta," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 21, pages 123-147, Abril.

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