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Minimally Disproportional Representation: Generalized Entropy and Stolarsky Mean-Divisor Methods of Apportionment

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  • Lauwers, Luc

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    (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

  • Van Puyenbroeck, Tom

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    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Belgium)

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We study divisor methods, the primary class to solve apportionment problems, based upon Stolarsky means S_;_. These encompass the .ve traditional methods. We disclose a one-to-one relation between methods of the form S_;1 and aggregate measures of seat/vote disproportion- ality of the generalized entropy family: using a divisor method based upon such a generalized logarithmic mean coincides with minimizing a generalized entropy inequality measure. The Balinski-Young .favoring small states.- ordering ranks the generalized entropy methods. This framework improves upon an inconsistency in the traditional inequality approach to apportionment problems, which we illustrate by showing that the major rationale of the .method of equal proportions.is consistently preserved by a non-traditional method.

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Paper provided by Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management in its series Working Papers with number 2008/24.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:200824

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  1. Wada, Junichiro, 2012. "A divisor apportionment method based on the Kolm–Atkinson social welfare function and generalized entropy," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 63(3), pages 243-247.

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