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Is There Room For Polarization?

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  • Shlomo Yitzhaki

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Polarization is a concept which is defined over the distribution of income. It is clear that it does not fit into the framework of the traditional Bergson‐type Social Welfare Function. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether the concept can fit into the framework of the theory of Relative Deprivation. It is suggested that it may be incorporated into this theory as representing the power of groups.

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  • Shlomo Yitzhaki, 2010. "Is There Room For Polarization?," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 56(1), pages 7-22, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:56:y:2010:i:1:p:7-22
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2009.00360.x
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