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The subjective approach to the measurement of income inequality

By Yoram Amiel

Abstract

Inequality measurement involves explicit or implicit value judgements. The subjective approach to inequality measurement is a relatively new and fast-developing area which focueses direct attention on these judgements. It is 'subjective' in the sense that it takes accounts of peoples' views on distributional comparisons. This paper conveys some of the principal contributions of recent years

Topics: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:6595
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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