This impressive collection from some of today’s leading distributional analysts provides an overview a wide range of economic, statistical and sociological relationships that have been opened up for scientific study by the work of two turn-of-the-20th-century economists: C. Gini and M. O. Lorenz.
The authors include such figues as Barry Arnold and Frank Cowell and the resulting book deserves its place on the bookshelf of serious mathematical economists everywhere.
Section I. Introduction, 1. Editors’ introduction, 2. The Lorenz Curve: Evergreen after 100 years, 3. Gini, Deprivation and Complaints, Section II. Theory and Methods, 4. Evaluating Dominance Ranking of PSID Incomes by various Household Attributes, 5. Indices and Tests for Alienation Based Upon Gini Type and Distributional Overlap Measures, 6. Measuring relative equality of concentration between different income/wealth distributions, 7. Information Matrices for some Bivariate Pareto Distributions, 8. On Lorenz Preorders and Opportunity Inequality in Finite Environments, Section III. Inequality decomposition, 9. Inequality decomposition, directional economic distance, metric distance, and Gini dissimilarity between income distributions, 10. On the Shapley Value and the Decomposition of Inequality by Population Subgroups with Special Emphasis on the Gini Index, 11. Analysis of the Short Term Impact of the Argentine Social Assistance Program ‘Plan Jefes y Jefas’ on Income Inequality Applying the Dagum Decomposition Analysis of the Gini Ratio, 12. The Gini Unbound: Analyzing Class Inequality with Model-Based Clustering, Section IV. Lorenz curve and Gini measures in applied economics, 13. The Lorenz curve in economics and econometrics, 14. Income inequality and the economic position of women in Norway 1970 - 2002, 15. Technological choices under institutional constraints: measuring the impact on earnings dispersion, 16. Redistributing Global Income to Benefit the Poor, 17. Inequality Aversion, Income Inequality, and Social Policy in the US: 1947 - 1998, 18. Internal Migration, Household Size and Income Inequality in Turkey