On multidimensional inequality with variable distribution mean
AbstractWe compare inequality of alternative populations of individuals who differ in many characteristics besides income. To do so, we introduce a new criterion for ranking multivariate distributions with different means of marginals (hereafter marginal means) and show that some conditions, relevant in the analysis of multidimensional inequality, are equivalent to the ordering we propose.
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Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4-5 ()
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Multidimensional inequality; Hardy–Littlewood–Pólya theorem; Price-majorization;
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- Ernesto Savaglio, 2007. "On multidimensional inequality with variable distribution mean," Department of Economics University of Siena 522, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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