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Polarization Measurement and Inference in Many Dimensions: A Note


  • Gordon Anderson


This note extends the Duclos Esteban Ray Polarization Measure to situations in which agents are characterized in many dimensions where the characteristics are both discrete and continuous. It provides a formula for its asymptotic variance and illustrates its use in an application to a sample of Chinese Urban Households where household income, living space and educational status of the household head are the agent characteristics.

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  • Gordon Anderson, 2010. "Polarization Measurement and Inference in Many Dimensions: A Note," Working Papers tecipa-414, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-414

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    Polarization Multidimensional estimation Inference;

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    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General

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