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A Simple Proof Of Foster’S (1983) Characterization Of The Theil Measure Of Inequality

  • Casilda Lasso de la Vega


    (University of the Basque Country U.P.V./E.H.U., and BRiDGE research group Av. Lehendekari Aguirre 85, 48015 Bilbao, Spain)

  • Oscar Volij



We provide a simple proof of Foster's (1983) characterization of the Theil inequality index.

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Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1304.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1304
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  1. Casilda Lasso de la Vega & Ana Urrutia & Oscar Volij, 2011. "An Axiomatic Characterization Of The Theil Inequality Order," Working Papers 1103, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
  2. Foster, James E., 1983. "An axiomatic characterization of the Theil measure of income inequality," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 105-121, October.
  3. Casilda Lasso de la Vega & Ana Urrutia & Oscar Volij, 2013. "An axiomatic characterization of the Theil inequality ordering," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 54(3), pages 757-776, November.
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