Intermediate inequality and welfare : the case of Spain, 1980-81 to 1990-91
AbstractThe 1990–91 household expenditures distribution in Spain dominates, in the relative ("rightist") Lorenz sense, the 1980–81 distribution, but the latter dominates the former in the absolute ("leftist") Lorenz sense. This situation constitutes a textbook case for intermediate or "centrist" notions of inequality and social welfare. This paper presents the first empirical application of this sort, using the intermediate inequality concept introduced in Del Río and Ruiz-Castillo (2000). The data reveal that there is a decrease in household expenditures inequality for a relatively small set of centrist attitudes.
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Date of creation: Jun 2001
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Publication status: Published in Review of Income and Wealth (2001-06) v.v. 47, p.221-238
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Economía doméstica; Distribución de la renta; Bienestar social; España;
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- del Rio, Coral & Ruiz-Castillo, Javier, 2001. "Intermediate Inequality and Welfare: The Case of Spain, 1980-81 to 1990-91," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 47(2), pages 221-37, June.
- Río, Coral del & Ruiz-Castillo, Javier, . "Intermediate inequality and welfare. The case of Spain, 1980-81 to 1990-91," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/10344, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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