A Simple Proof of Lorenz Dominance Criterion
This article provides a simple proof of the Lorenz dominance criterion for two non-decreasing income transformations. The criterion is extended the most general case, with only very mild restrictions on the form of initial income distribution or the properties of the income transformations.
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