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F.: "The Class of Additively Decomposable Inequality Measures
 Econometrica
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Decomposable Income Inequality Measures
 Econoinetrica
, 1979
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Transitional dynamics and the distribution of wealth in a neoclassical growth model
 Journal of Public Economics
, 1994
"... The evolution of the personal distribution of wealth in a standard neoclassical growth model is studied. If the economy is growing toward the steady state and preferences are such that marginal utility from consumption is infinite (finite) at some (all) positive (nonnegative) consumption level(s), ..."
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The evolution of the personal distribution of wealth in a standard neoclassical growth model is studied. If the economy is growing toward the steady state and preferences are such that marginal utility from consumption is infinite (finite) at some (all) positive (nonnegative) consumption level(s), then the average saving propensity of agents is positively (negatively) related to their wealth. If the economy is decaying toward the steady state, these relationships are reversed. If wealth and average saving propensity are positively (negatively) related, the distribution of current period wealth Lorenzdominates (is Lorenzdominated by) next period’s distribution of wealth. 1.
The measurement and decomposition of multidimensional inequality
 in “Econometrica
, 1986
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Aggregate Poverty Measures
 36 Dynamics in Algeria By Laabas Belkacem, Ph.D
, 1997
"... Abstract. The way poverty is measured is important for an understanding of what has happened to poverty as well as for antipoverty policy evaluation. Sen’s (1976) pathfinding work has motivated many researchers to focus on the way poverty should be measured. A poverty measure, argued by Sen, should ..."
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Abstract. The way poverty is measured is important for an understanding of what has happened to poverty as well as for antipoverty policy evaluation. Sen’s (1976) pathfinding work has motivated many researchers to focus on the way poverty should be measured. A poverty measure, argued by Sen, should satisfy certain properties or axioms and the desirability of a poverty measure should be evaluated by these axioms. During the last two decades, many researchers have adopted the axiomatic approach pioneered by Sen to propose additional axioms and develop alternative poverty measures. The objective of this survey is to provide a clarification on the extensive literature of aggregate poverty measures. In this survey, we first examine the desirability of each axiom, the properties of each poverty measure, and the interrelationships among axioms. The desirability of an axiom cannot be evaluated in isolation, and some combination of axioms may make it impossible to devise a satisfactory poverty measure; some axioms can be implied by other axioms combined and so are not independent; some others are ad hoc and are disqualified as axioms for poverty measurement. Based on the interactions among axioms, we identify the ‘core ’ axioms which together have a strong implication on the functional form of a poverty measure. We then review poverty measures that have appeared in the literature, evaluating the interrelationships among different measures, and examining the properties of each measure. The axioms each measure satisfies�violates are also summarized in a tabular form. Several ‘good ’ poverty measures, which have not been documented by previous surveys, are also included.
Measurement of Income Inequality: Experimental Test by Questionnaire
 Journal of Public Economics
, 1992
"... We reconsider some of the basic assumptions of the literature on inequality analysis. Students’ views on the meaning of inequality comparisons were elicited by means of a questionnaire involving both numerical and verbal questions. The responses suggest that two important axioms the principle of tr ..."
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We reconsider some of the basic assumptions of the literature on inequality analysis. Students’ views on the meaning of inequality comparisons were elicited by means of a questionnaire involving both numerical and verbal questions. The responses suggest that two important axioms the principle of transfers and decomposability are not universally accepted. 1.
Mobility as Progressivity: Ranking Income Processes According to Equality of Opportunity”, NBER Working Paper 8431. NBER
 in Soziale Sicherung in einer dynamischen Gesellschaft (Social Insurance in a Dynamic Society) Irene Becker, Notburga
, 2005
"... Interest in economic mobility stems largely from its perceived role as an equalizer of opportunities, though not necessarily of outcomes. In this paper we show that this view leads very naturally to a methodology for the measurement of social mobility which has strong parallels with the theory of pr ..."
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Interest in economic mobility stems largely from its perceived role as an equalizer of opportunities, though not necessarily of outcomes. In this paper we show that this view leads very naturally to a methodology for the measurement of social mobility which has strong parallels with the theory of progressive taxation. We characterize opportunity–equalizing mobility processes, and provide simple criteria to determine when one process is more equalizing than another. We then explain how this mobility ordering relates to social welfare analysis, and how it di¤ers from existing ones. We also extend standard indices of tax progressivity to mobility processes, and illustrate our general methodology on intra and intergenerational mobility data from the United States and Italy.
Inference For The Lorenz Curve Ordering
, 1996
"... We consider hypothesis testing in a context where several populations satisfy a discretized version of the Lorenz curve ordering. Using Beach and Davidson's (1983) results on the asymptotic distribution of Lorenz curve ordinates, we reparametrize the model as a multivariate inequality testing p ..."
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We consider hypothesis testing in a context where several populations satisfy a discretized version of the Lorenz curve ordering. Using Beach and Davidson's (1983) results on the asymptotic distribution of Lorenz curve ordinates, we reparametrize the model as a multivariate inequality testing problem. We introduce distance test statistics and derive their asymptotic distribution. We also discuss and extend other testing procedures currently available in the literature, and compare their relative performance in a Monte Carlo study. Two brief examples on inequality comparisons across regions and across time conclude the paper.
An axiomatic approach to multidimensional poverty measurement via fuzzy sets’, in A. Lemmi and G. Betti (Eds.), Fuzzy Set Approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
, 2006
"... Multidimensional poverty concentrates on deprivations in the living standard of a population in terms of functioning failures of different quality of life attributes such as per capita real GDP, life expectancy at birth and educational attainment. More precisely, a threshold level is specified for e ..."
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Multidimensional poverty concentrates on deprivations in the living standard of a population in terms of functioning failures of different quality of life attributes such as per capita real GDP, life expectancy at birth and educational attainment. More precisely, a threshold level is specified for each attribute and shortfalls of quantities of different attributes from respective thresholds for different individuals are aggregated into an overall indicator of poverty. However, there may be cases in which one is unable to determine precisely the status of a person with respect to an attribute, that is, whether he is poor or nonpoor. Since the theory of fuzzy sets enables us to talk of imprecisions in a meaningful way, this paper makes an attempt to extend multidimensional poverty measurement to a fuzzy environment. Suitable fuzzy analogues are proposed for various standard index properties. Possible fuzzy indices associated with some multidimensional poverty indices are also proposed.
Lorenz Dominance and the Variance of Logarithms
 Center Working Paper 9725, New York University
, 1997
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