Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indicesby Attributes

12 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2008

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Ramses H. Abul Naga

University of Bath - Department of Economics

Pierre-Yves Geoffard

Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) - Department and Laboratory of Applied and Theoretical Economics (DELTA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: February 2006

Abstract

We provide, for the class of relative bidimensional inequality indices, adecomposition of inequality into two univariate Atkinson-Kolm-Senindices and a third statistic which depends on the joint distribution ofresources.

JEL Classification: D31, D63

Suggested Citation

Abul Naga, Ramses H. and Geoffard, Pierre-Yves, Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indicesby Attributes (February 2006). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. 83. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094875

Ramses H. Abul Naga (Contact Author)

University of Bath - Department of Economics ( email )

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Pierre-Yves Geoffard

Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) - Department and Laboratory of Applied and Theoretical Economics (DELTA) ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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