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Is There Room For Polarization?

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  • Shlomo Yitzhaki

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Polarization is a concept which is defined over the distribution of income. It is clear that it does not fit into the framework of the traditional Bergson-type Social Welfare Function. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether the concept can fit into the framework of the theory of Relative Deprivation. It is suggested that it may be incorporated into this theory as representing the power of groups. Copyright 2009 The Author. Journal compilation International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 2009.

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Article provided by International Association for Research in Income and Wealth in its journal Review of Income and Wealth.

Volume (Year): 56 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 7-22

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Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:56:y:2010:i:1:p:7-22

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Cited by:
  1. Mario Holzner, 2012. "The Determinants of Income Polarization on the Household and Country Level across the EU," wiiw Working Papers 93, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
  2. Paolo Liberati & Shlomo Yitzhaki, 2012. "GDP and beyond: an implementation of welfare considerations to the distribution of earnings in Italy," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0146, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.

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