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Comparing Multidimensional Indices of Inequality: methods and application

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  • Maria Ana Lugo

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    (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

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The paper provides an examination into the measures of multidimensional inequality proposed in the past few years, their properties and majorization criteria. It offers a generalisation of Bourguignon index proposed so that it includes Tsui measures (1999) while preserving the virtues of Maasoumi’s method (1986) of explicitly acknowledging the role of parameters relevant of multivariate settings. An application to the Argentine data is provided to illustrate the decisions involved in the process of applying these measures and the usefulness of having appropriate criteria for the choice.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 14.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2005-14

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Keywords: Inequalities; Multidimensional Distributions; Well-being; Multivariate indices.;

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  1. Andrea Brandolini, 2008. "On applying synthetic indices of multidimensional well-being: health and income inequalities in selected EU countries," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 668, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  2. Maria Ana Lugo & Esfandiar Maasoumi, 2008. "Multidimensional Poverty Measures from an Information Theory Perspective," Working Papers 85, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  3. Brad, Anca Maria, 2012. "The impact of tax policy on the welfare state," MPRA Paper 40347, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Andrea Brandolini, 2007. "On Synthetic Indices Of Multidimensional Well-Being: Health And Income Inequalities In France, Germany, Italy And The United Kingdom," CHILD Working Papers wp07_07, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
  5. Boniface Ngah Epo & Francis Menjo Baye & Nadine Teme Angele Manga, 2011. "Spatial and Inter-temporal Sources of Poverty, Inequality and Gender Disparities in Cameroon: a Regression-Based Decomposition Analysis," Working Papers PMMA 2011-15, PEP-PMMA.
  6. Abdelkrim Araar, 2009. "The Hybrid Multidimensional Index of Inequality," Cahiers de recherche 0945, CIRPEE.
  7. Stefanescu, Stefan V., 2011. "About the Accuracy of Gini Index for Measuring the Poverty," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(3), pages 255-266, September.

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