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An Extension of a Measure of Polarization, with an application to the income distribution of five OECD countries

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  • Joan Esteban

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  • Carlos Gradín
  • Debraj Ray

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

Volume (Year): 5 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 1-19

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:5:y:2007:i:1:p:1-19

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Keywords: income distribution; inequality; polarization; D31; D63; I32;

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