Extension of a Measure of Polarization, with an Application to the Income Distribution of Five OECD Countries
AbstractWe introduce an extension of the Esteban and Ray [Econometrica, 1994] measure of polarization which can be applied to two types of databases:(i) data for which a density function for the income distribution has already be computed (either parametrically or non-parametrically); and (ii) data which is presented with the population grouped in either income or size intervals.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza in its series Papers with number 24.
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