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On multidimensional diversity orderings with categorical variables

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  • Mariateresa Ciommi

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  • Ernesto Savaglio

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We axiomatically characterize a family of multidimensional diversity orderings which evaluates the dissimilarity of a population of individuals who di§er in many personal attributes represented by categorical variables. An empirical application highlights the relevance and the easy applicability of our analysis

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  • Mariateresa Ciommi & Ernesto Savaglio, 2015. "On multidimensional diversity orderings with categorical variables," Department of Economics University of Siena 711, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
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    Keywords

    Multidimensional Diversity; Categorical variables; Orderings.;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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