EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Assessing Inequality in the Presence of Growth: an Expository Essay

S. Subramanian ()

The Review of Black Political Economy, 2015, vol. 42, issue 3, 179-199

Abstract: In a great deal of empirical work on distributional analysis, the only sorts of inequality measures employed are ‘relative’ ones. The present paper argues the case for a more plural approach to inequality measurement, in which both ‘absolute’ and ‘intermediate’ conceptualizations of inequality are admitted. In particular, it is suggested that there is a strong case for the employment of intermediate measures of inequality in assessing over time changes in inequality and, through that route, the inclusiveness or otherwise of the process of growth in per capita income. The purpose of the paper is two fold: exposition and persuasion. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Keywords: Inclusive growth; Relative Lorenz curve; Absolute Lorenz curve; Intermediate Gini coefficient; Krtscha Index; D30; D31; O15; O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12114-014-9189-7 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:blkpoe:v:42:y:2015:i:3:p:179-199

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/12114

DOI: 10.1007/s12114-014-9189-7

Access Statistics for this article

The Review of Black Political Economy is currently edited by C. Conrad

More articles in The Review of Black Political Economy from Springer, National Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2020-04-23
Handle: RePEc:spr:blkpoe:v:42:y:2015:i:3:p:179-199