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Segregation, Informativeness And Lorenz Dominance

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  • Casilda Lasso de la Vega

    () (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)

  • Oscar Volij

    () (BGU)

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It is possible to partially order cities with two ethnic groups according to the Lorenz criterion. Similarly, it is possible to partially order cities according to the informativeness of neighborhoods about the ethnic groups of its inhabitants. We show the equivalence of these two orders for the two-group case.

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  • Casilda Lasso de la Vega & Oscar Volij, 2013. "Segregation, Informativeness And Lorenz Dominance," Working Papers 1312, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
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    1. Hutchens, Robert, 2015. "Symmetric measures of segregation, segregation curves, and Blackwell’s criterion," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 73(C), pages 63-68.
    2. Casilda Vega & Oscar Volij, 2014. "Segregation, informativeness and Lorenz dominance," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 43(3), pages 547-564, October.
    3. repec:elg:eechap:15128_21 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Oscar Volij, 2018. "Segregation: theoretical approaches," Chapters,in: Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-Being, chapter 21, pages 480-503 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Carmen Puerta & Ana Urrutia, 2016. "A characterization of the Gini segregation index," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 47(3), pages 519-529, October.

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    Keywords

    Segregation; informativeness; Lorenz;

    JEL classification:

    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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