Inequality in Consumption Equivalence
This paper argues that the conventional inequality measures based on income or wealth give only a partial picture of poverty and the distribution of opportunities. I show how using the consumption equivalence from a value function is more useful, as it better captures the persistence of income and poverty. A series of simulation demonstrates the nuances between different measures. Finally, measures based on empirical work from several countries are calculated and compared.
|Date of creation:||2012|
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