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The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures

By Kristof Bosmans and Frank Cowell


We provide a parsimonious axiomatisation of the complete class of absolute inequality indices. Our approach uses only a weak form of decomposability and does not require a priori that the measures be differentiable

Topics: HB Economic Theory
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.econlet.2010.09.007
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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