A Comparison of inequality measurement techniques A

Rohde, Nicholas C. (2008). A Comparison of inequality measurement techniques A. Discussion Paper Series Discussion Paper 377, UQ School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Rohde, Nicholas C.
Title A Comparison of inequality measurement techniques A
School, Department or Centre UQ School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Series Discussion Paper Series
Report Number Discussion Paper 377
Publication date 2008-10
Start page pdf-1
End page pdf-12
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subject 14 Economics
1402 Applied Economics
Abstract/Summary There are numerous statistical techniques designed for the measurement of inequality. Each individual index has a unique set of properties which can make the choice of an appropriate measure difficult. This paper reviews the desirable properties for inequality indices to exhibit and proposes an additional characteristic that an effective measure may satisfy. Existing inequality measures are assessed against these criteria and a new technique that satisfies all desirable properties is proposed. An empirical demonstration of the proposed measure is provided.

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Created: Thu, 30 Oct 2008, 14:31:58 EST by Diana Guillemin on behalf of School of Economics