Partial Ordering of Unpredictable Mobility with Welfare Implications

23 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2004

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Danny Ben-Shahar

Tel Aviv University

Eyal Sulganik

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Adelson School of Entrepreneuship

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Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

We propose a partial ordering of "unpredictable mobility" based on Blackwell's ordering of Markov (information) matrices. This partial ordering ranks mobility matrices according to the degree to which elements in a given set are likely to transit from one state to another, independently of their origin and, furthermore, for an important class of transition structures, it implies Dardanoni (1993) ordering - thus carries significant welfare implications. The proposed partial ordering further entails several renowned mobility measures and is both testable and applicable for ranking social mobility, economic mobility, .occupational mobility, housing market mobility, credit rating mobility, and more.

Suggested Citation

Ben-Shahar, Danny and Sulganik, Eyal, Partial Ordering of Unpredictable Mobility with Welfare Implications (October 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=621005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.621005

Danny Ben-Shahar

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Tel Aviv
Israel

Eyal Sulganik (Contact Author)

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Adelson School of Entrepreneuship ( email )

P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel
972-9-9572307 (Phone)
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