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Extension of a Measure of Polarization, with an Application to the Income Distribution of Five OECD Countries

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  • Esteban, J.
  • Gradin, C.
  • Ray, D.

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We introduce an extension of the Esteban and Ray [Econometrica, 1994] measure of polarization which can be applied to two types of databases:(i) data for which a density function for the income distribution has already be computed (either parametrically or non-parametrically); and (ii) data which is presented with the population grouped in either income or size intervals.

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  • Esteban, J. & Gradin, C. & Ray, D., 1999. "Extension of a Measure of Polarization, with an Application to the Income Distribution of Five OECD Countries," Papers 24, El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:ieegpb:24
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    INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

    JEL classification:

    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government

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