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Comparing Income Distributions Using Atkinson’s Measure of Inequality

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Show simple item record Creedy, John 2021-07-28T02:03:58Z 2021-07-28T02:03:58Z 2021 2021
dc.description.abstract This paper is aimed at undergraduate and graduate economics students, and public sector economists, who are interested in inequality measurement. It examines the use of the Atkinson inequality measure to compare income distributions. A major feature of this measure is that distributional value judgements are made explicit, via the use of a particular form of Social Welfare Function. Emphasis is given to the interpretation of changes in inequality and the role of the relative inequality aversion parameter, which reflects an important feature of those value judgements. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Public Finance ; 06/2021 en_NZ
dc.subject Inequality en_NZ
dc.subject Atkinson Measure en_NZ
dc.subject Excess share en_NZ
dc.subject Inequality aversion en_NZ
dc.title Comparing Income Distributions Using Atkinson’s Measure of Inequality en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 140219 Welfare Economics en_NZ

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