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Proximity-sensitive individual deprivation measures

  • Bossert, Walter
  • D’Ambrosio, Conchita

We characterize a generalization of the linear index of individual deprivation. Our class allows for an income increase of a higher-income individual to have a stronger impact the closer they occur to the income of the person under consideration.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 122 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 125-128

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