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An Axiomatic Characterization Of The Theil Inequality Order

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  • Casilda Lasso de la Vega

    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Ana Urrutia

    (University of the Basque Country)

  • Oscar Volij

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    (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel)

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We identify an ordinal decomposability property and use it, along with other ordinal axioms, to characterize the Theil inequality ordering.

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Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1103.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1103

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  1. Casilda Lasso de la Vega & Oscar Volij, 2013. "A Simple Proof Of Foster’S (1983) Characterization Of The Theil Measure Of Inequality," Working Papers 1304, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
  2. Tugce Cuhadaroglu, 2013. "My Group Beats Your Group: Evaluating Non-Income Inequalities," Discussion Paper Series, Department of Economics 201308, Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews.

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