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Inequality and income gaps

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  • Ian Preston

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This paper discusses inequality orderings based explicitly on closing up of income gaps, demonstrating the links between these and other orderings, the classes of functions preserving the orderings and applications showing their usefulness in comparison of economic policies.

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  • Ian Preston, 2006. "Inequality and income gaps," IFS Working Papers W06/25, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:06/25
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    1. Shorrocks, Anthony F, 1983. "Ranking Income Distributions," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 50(197), pages 3-17, February.
    2. Thon, Dominique, 1987. "Redistributive properties of progressive taxation," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 185-191, October.
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    1. Ronny Aboudi & Dominique Thon, 2010. "Characterizations of egalitarian binary relations as transitive closures with a special reference to Lorenz dominance and to single-crossing conditions," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 35(4), pages 575-593, October.

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    Keywords

    Inequality; income distribution;

    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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