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Two classes of generalized deprivation indexes

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  • Paolo Verme

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    (The World Bank and University of Torino)

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The paper uses two particular formulations of the Gini index to derive two different relative deprivation measures. We then generalize the formulation of these measures following Donaldson and Weymark (1980) and Berrebi and Silber (1985) and show how these generalizations can be considered as two different classes of indexes. An example illustrates how the use of the two classes of indexes can lead to different results in empirical applications.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 202.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2011-202

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Keywords: Relative deprivation; inequality.;

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  1. Walter Bossert & Conhita D’Ambrosio, 2012. "Proximity-Sensitive Individual Deprivation Measures," Working Papers 283, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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