Welfare, inequality and the transformation of incomes the case of weighted income distributions
AbstractThe paper extends previous results on welfare and inequality comparisons when incomes are weighted and the weights are not necessarily equal across the statistical units. A flexible approach to inequality measurement is allowed which admits as particular cases the relative and absolute views. We next identify the individualistic and symmetric transformations that generate and preserve the welfare and inequality rankings of income distributions. The former results fill a gap between the theoretical analysis and the practical measurement of welfare and inequality, while the latter results provide insights for the analysis of redistributive policies. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2002
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Weighted Income Distributions; Inequality and Welfare Comparisons; Income Transformation; D31; D63; H24;
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- Udo Ebert & Patrick Moyes, 2002. "Welfare, inequality and the transformation of incomes the case of weighted income distributions," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 77(1), pages 9-50, December.
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
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