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Inter-group Disparities in the Distributional Analysis of Human Development: Concepts, Measurement, and Illustrative Applications

  • Sreenivasan Subramanian


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    Article provided by Springer & National Economic Association in its journal The Review of Black Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 27-52

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