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Diversity Of Specialization Patterns, Schur Convexity And Transference: A Note On The Measurement Of The Division Of Labor

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  • CHULIN LI

    ()
    (Department of Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China)

  • GUANG-ZHEN SUN

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia)

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This Note takes a preliminary investigation into the axiomatic measurement of the division of labor. We first introduce a matrix that we refer to as labor specialization matrix (LSM) to describe specialization patterns of individuals, and then present some axioms for reasonable measures of the division of labor. Remarkable among the axioms are the Schur convexity and the transference condition, both being related to increasing returns to specialization. From the axioms are derived a class of measures, which are then exemplified.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Division of Labor & Transaction Costs.

Volume (Year): 02 (2006)
Issue (Month): 01 ()
Pages: 71-80

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Handle: RePEc:wsi:dltcxx:v:02:y:2006:i:01:p:71-80

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Keywords: Diversity of specialization patterns; labor specialization matrix; measurement of division of labor; Schur-convexity; transference;

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