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Intermediate inequality and welfare

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  • Coral del RÎo

    () (Departamento de EconomÎa Aplicada, Universidade de Vigo Campus Lagoas - Marcoseude, 36200 Vigo, Spain Departamento de EconomÎa, Universidad Carlos III, calle Madrid 126-128, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain)

  • Javier Ruiz-Castillo

    () (Departamento de EconomÎa Aplicada, Universidade de Vigo Campus Lagoas - Marcoseude, 36200 Vigo, Spain Departamento de EconomÎa, Universidad Carlos III, calle Madrid 126-128, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain)

Abstract

We introduce a new centrist or intermediate inequality concept, between the usual relative and absolute notions, which is shown to be a variant of the -ray invariant inequality measures in Pfingsten and Seidl (1997). We say that distributions x and y have the same (x, )-inequality if the total income difference between them is allocated among the individuals as follows: 100% preserving income shares in x, and 100(1-)% in equal absolute amounts. This notion can be made as operational as current standard methods in Shorrocks (1983).

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  • Coral del RÎo & Javier Ruiz-Castillo, 2000. "Intermediate inequality and welfare," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 17(2), pages 223-239.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:17:y:2000:i:2:p:223-239
    Note: Received: 13 May 1998/Accepted: 25 January 1999
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