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Hammond Equity: a Generalization

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  • Tungodden, B.

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We generalize Hammond's characterisation of leximin by introducing a very weak two-person equity condition. In addition to strengthening the defence of the leximin principle, this result is of interest from a more technical point of view. Contrary to the present understanding in the literature of Hammond's result, it shows that neither the separability feature of Hammond Equity nor the fact that this condition effectively brings in a restriction much like ordinal level comparison are essential parts of this condition in a characterisation of leximin.

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  • Tungodden, B., 1999. "Hammond Equity: a Generalization," Papers 20/99, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:20/99
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    1. Marco Mariotti & Roberto Veneziani, 2009. "‘Non-interference’ implies equality," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 32(1), pages 123-128, January.

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    Keywords

    SOCIAL WELFARE ; SOCIAL CHOICE ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; POVERTY;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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