Advances on Income Inequality and Concentration Measures

Edited by Gianni Betti, Achille Lemmi

© 2008 – Routledge

350 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

Gianni Betti is Associate Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena.

Achille Lemmi is Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Siena.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics