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Relative bipolarization Lorenz curve

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  • Gaston Yalonetzky

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This note proposes a relative bipolarization quasi-ordering based on relative bipolarization (RB) Lorenz curves, which is consistent with the quasi-ordering generated by relative bipolarization indices satisfying key axioms. Therefore the quasi-ordering induced by RB Lorenz curves is identical to the one induced by relative bipolarization curves (the second-order curves in Foster and Wolfson (2010)). An appealing trait of RB Lorenz curves is their intuitive and straightforward representation of relative bipolarization situations, including minimum and maximum bipolarization, as well as any intermediate situation of perfect bimodality.

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  • Gaston Yalonetzky, 2014. "Relative bipolarization Lorenz curve," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(2), pages 1103-1113.
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    2. Marek Kosny & Gaston Yalonetzky, 2016. "Relative p-bipolarisation measurement with generalised means and hybrid Lorenz curves," Working Papers 404, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    3. Gaston Yalonetzky, 2017. "The Benchmark of Maximum Relative Bipolarisation," Research on Economic Inequality,in: Research on Economic Inequality, volume 25, pages 39-50 Emerald Publishing Ltd.

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    Keywords

    Bipolarization; Lorenz curve.;

    JEL classification:

    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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