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On comparing heterogeneous populations: Is there really a conflict between welfarism and a concern for greater equality in living standards?

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  • Capeau, Bart
  • Ooghe, Erwin

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 53 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-28

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:53:y:2007:i:1:p:1-28

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  1. Erwin Ooghe, 2005. "Sequential dominance and weighted utilitarianism," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces0518, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
  2. Bosmans Kristof, 2012. "Distribution-sensitivity of rank-dependent poverty measures," Research Memorandum 034, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
  3. Marc Fleurbaey & Frank A Cowell & Bertil Tungodden, 2010. "The Tyranny Puzzle in Welfare Economics: An empirical investigation," STICERD - Public Economics Programme Discussion Papers 05, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.

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