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Ordinal bivariate inequality: concepts and application to child deprivation in Mozambique

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  • Sonne-Schmidt, Christoffer

    (The Danish National Centre for Social Research)

  • Tarp, Finn

    (Department of Economics)

  • Østerdal, Lars Peter

    () (Department of Business and Economics)

Abstract

This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data. In our model, one population is more unequal than another when they have common arithmetic median outcomes and the first can be obtained from the second by correlation-increasing switches and/or median-preserving spreads. For the canonical 2x2 case (with two binary indicators), we derive a simple operational procedure for checking ordinal inequality relations in practice. As an illustration, we apply the model to childhood deprivation in Mozambique.

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  • Sonne-Schmidt, Christoffer & Tarp, Finn & Østerdal, Lars Peter, 2015. "Ordinal bivariate inequality: concepts and application to child deprivation in Mozambique," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 1/2015, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics.
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    Keywords

    Qualitative data; two-dimensional first order dominance; multidimensional inequality; ordinal comparison; childhood deprivation;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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