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Decomposition of bivariate inequality indices by attributes

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  • Ramses H. Abul Naga

    (IEMS - Institut d'économie et de management de la santé - UNIL - Université de Lausanne = University of Lausanne)

  • Pierre-Yves Geoffard

    (IEMS - Institut d'économie et de management de la santé - UNIL - Université de Lausanne = University of Lausanne, PJSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - ENS-PSL - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris Sciences et Lettres - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CEPR - Center for Economic Policy Research)

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We provide, for the class of relative bidimensional inequality indices, a decomposition of inequality into two univariate Atkinson- Kolm-Sen indices and a third statistic which depends on the joint distribution of resources.

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  • Ramses H. Abul Naga & Pierre-Yves Geoffard, 2005. "Decomposition of bivariate inequality indices by attributes," Working Papers halshs-00590715, HAL.
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    Keywords

    multidimensional inequality; relative indices; correlation increasing transfers; copulas; inégalités multidimensionnelles; indices relatifs; transferts accroissant la corrélation;
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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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