Some Reflections on the Social Welfare Bases of the Measurement of Global Income Inequality
26 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Date Written: July 21, 2016
This paper examines the social welfare bases of the measurement of income inequality among the inhabitants of the world. We develop a general family of global inequality indices which encompasses different concepts of global equity, from the cosmopolitan to the nationalist view. The analysis also provides an interpretation of the EU-wide inequality measures adopted in European statistics.
Keywords: global income inequality, global social welfare, European Union inequality
JEL Classification: D3, D63
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