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On a class of bi-polarization variance-based measurement: evidence from Cameroonian data

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  • C. Chameni Nembua

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This article revisits one of the bi-polarization indices of the large class of Duclos--Estebane--Ray polarization measures. The relationship between polarization, inequality and poverty is analysed via the index. The preceding results are applied to study the Cameroonian household's consumption distribution.

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

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 13 (September)
Pages: 1311-1317

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