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Measures of Inequality

Amartya Sen

in On Economic Inequality

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281931
eISBN:
9780191715815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281935.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Various measures of inequality that have been proposed in the literature are discussed. These fall into two categories: those that measure in some objective sense—positive measures that make no ... More


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