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On measuring group-differentials displayed by socio-economic indicators: an extension

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  • Srijit Mishra

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In a recent paper, Mishra and Subramanian (2006) propose a measure to explain group-differential which is sensitive to levels in the sense that a given hiatus at lower levels of failure (or higher levels of attainment) is considered worse off. This article critically evaluates their method - refines their two axioms, adds an additional axiom of normalization and proposes an alternative which is more general. It proposes to reduce subjectivity when there is lower hiatus at lower levels of failure and also addresses scenarios when rank ordering of sub-groups will be reversed. Empirical illustration with infant mortality rate data for selected Indian states is also provided.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 15 (2008)
Issue (Month): 12 ()
Pages: 935-938

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:12:p:935-938

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  1. Srijit Mishra, 2008. "On measuring group-differentials displayed by socio-economic indicators: an extension," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(12), pages 935-938.
  2. Udaya Mishra & S. Subramanian, 2006. "On measuring group-differentials displayed by socioeconomic indicators," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(8), pages 519-521.
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  1. Rudra Narayan Mishra, 2009. "Nutritional Deprivation Among Indian Pre-School Children: Does Rural-Urban Disparity Matter ?," Working Papers id:1918, eSocialSciences.
  2. Sreenivasan Subramanian, 2011. "Inter-group Disparities in the Distributional Analysis of Human Development: Concepts, Measurement, and Illustrative Applications," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 27-52, March.
  3. Srijit Mishra, 2006. "On Measuring Group-differentials Displayed by Socio-economic Indicators - An Extension," Microeconomics Working Papers 22397, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  4. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & Srijit Mishra, 2008. "On measuring group differential: Some further results," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2008-002, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  5. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & Srijit Mishra, 2012. "Group differential for attainment and failure," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2012-026, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  6. Srijit Mishra & Hippu Slak Kristle Nathan, 2013. "Measuring human development index: The old, the new and the elegant," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2013-020, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.

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