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Inter-group Disparities in the Distributional Analysis of Human Development: Concepts, Measurement, and Illustrative Applications

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  • Sreenivasan Subramanian

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Review of Black Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 27-52

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    Keywords: Group inequality; Relative disadvantage; Asymmetry of access; Group disparity-adjusted welfare; Inequality decomposition; Binary group comparisons of distributions; Externality and group inequality;

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    1. Anjan Ray chaudhury, 2013. "Interpreting the concept of representational inequality to reckon between-group inequality for different types of data," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(4), pages 2890-2904.

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