Unveiling the Ethics Behind Inequality Measurement: Dalton's Contribution to Economics

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Anthony B. Atkinson

University of Oxford - Nuffield College of Medicine; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Andrea Brandolini

Bank of Italy

Date Written: March 2015

Abstract

This article assesses the importance of Dalton's 1920 paper in the Economic Journal for subsequent developments in income distribution analysis. Dalton, H. (1920). ‘The measurement of the inequality of incomes’, Economic Journal, vol. 30(119), pp. 348–61.

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Atkinson, Anthony B. and Brandolini, Andrea, Unveiling the Ethics Behind Inequality Measurement: Dalton's Contribution to Economics (March 2015). The Economic Journal, Vol. 125, Issue 583, pp. 209-234, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2587456 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12225

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