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Bounded Sequential Dominance Criteria

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  • Erwin Ooghe

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In the spirit of Fleurbaey et al. (2001), it is tempting to introduce more reasonable lower and upper bounds in Atkinson and Bourguigon’s (1987) sequential generalized Lorenz dominance procedure. Unfortunately, our proposal leads, at best, to an average household income criterion, which is unsuited to make heterogeneous welfare comparisons. We therefore restrict attention to imposing either lower or upper bounds, resulting in two new sequential dominance criteria.

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Paper provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën in its series Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers with number ces0405.

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Date of creation: Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ete:ceswps:ces0405

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  1. Claudio Zoli & Peter Lambert, 2012. "Sequential procedures for poverty gap dominance," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 649-673, July.

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