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An axiomatization of the Gini coefficient


  • Thon, Dominique


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  • Thon, Dominique, 1982. "An axiomatization of the Gini coefficient," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 131-143, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:2:y:1982:i:2:p:131-143

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    1. Ebert, Udo, 2010. "The decomposition of inequality reconsidered: Weakly decomposable measures," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 60(2), pages 94-103, September.
    2. Barrett C. R. & Salles, M., 1996. "On a generalisation of the Gini coefficient," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 56-56, February.
    3. Jo Thori Lind & Karl Moene, 2011. "Miserly Developments," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(9), pages 1332-1352, June.
    4. Becker, Dennis, 2014. "Informality among multi-product firms," Working Papers 250009, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
    5. Aaberge, Rolf, 2001. "Axiomatic Characterization of the Gini Coefficient and Lorenz Curve Orderings," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 115-132, November.
    6. Plata-Pérez, L. & Sánchez-Pérez, J. & Sánchez-Sánchez, F., 2015. "An elementary characterization of the Gini index," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 79-83.
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    8. Ronny Aboudi & Dominique Thon & Stein Wallace, 2010. "Inequality comparisons when the populations differ in size," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 8(1), pages 47-70, March.

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