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Proximity-sensitive individual deprivation measures

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  • Bossert, Walter
  • D’Ambrosio, Conchita

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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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  • Bossert, Walter & D’Ambrosio, Conchita, 2014. "Proximity-sensitive individual deprivation measures," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 122(2), pages 125-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:2:p:125-128
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.11.009
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    Keywords

    Income distribution; Relative deprivation; Equity;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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