Rankings of Income Distributions: A Note on Intermediate Inequality Indices
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of several intermediate inequality measures, paying special attention to whether inequality rankings between income distributions are affected by the monetary units in which incomes are expressed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 68.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Income distribution; Intermediate inequality indices; Unit-consistency.;
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