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Konzentrations- und Ungleichheitsindizes – ein Überblick am Beispiel der Textilindustrie

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In empirischen Untersuchungen werden Konzentrations- und Ungleichheitsmaße oftmals verwendet, um Informationen über die räumliche Verteilung von Beschäftigung in einer Industrie zu komprimieren. Das sich aus einer Maßzahl ergebende Bild über das Ausmaß an Konzentration (Ungleichheit) sowie die Veränderungen über die Zeit hinweg können jedoch in Abhängigkeit des gewählten Index divergieren. Grundsätzlich kann zwischen absoluten und relativen Indizes einerseits sowie zwischen Konzentrations- und Ungleichheitsindizes andererseits unterschieden werden. Das Papier geht auf die unterschiedlichen Charakteristika der einzelnen Indizes ein und zeigt auf, was bei der Wahl des Index für empirische Studien zu beachten ist. Die Analyse zeigt zudem, dass es nicht einen Index gibt, der anderen Indizes überlegen ist. Je nach Fragestellung sollte daher entschieden werden, welcher Index der geeignetste ist.

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  • Nicole Palan, 2015. "Konzentrations- und Ungleichheitsindizes – ein Überblick am Beispiel der Textilindustrie," Working Paper Series, Social and Economic Sciences 2015-02, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Karl-Franzens-University Graz.
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