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A Note on the Measurement of Unfair Inequality in Brazil

  • Erik Figueiredo

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    (UFPB and CNPq researcher)

This paper measures unfair inequality in Brazil using the "responsibility-sensitive" fairness principle. The results show that the levels of fairness in Brazil did not decrease as much as the income concentration levels for the period.

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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 2944-2951

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