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Distributional Preferences and the Extended Gini Measures of Inequality

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  • Creedy, J.
  • Hurn, S.

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Much of the work that has been carried out since the early 1970s on the properties of alternative inequality measures has been concerned with the relationship between the inequality measures and basic value judgements. In the empirical measurement of inequality and in tax policy simulation analysesm such as calculation of optimal taxes, the usual approach is to explore the implications of using alternative value judgements.

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  • Creedy, J. & Hurn, S., 1998. "Distributional Preferences and the Extended Gini Measures of Inequality," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 619, The University of Melbourne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:619
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    1. Christian Seidl, 2001. "Inequality measurement and the leaky-bucket paradox," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(6), pages 1-7.

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    Keywords

    INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; SOCIAL INEQUALITY;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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