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Segregation, informativeness and Lorenz dominance

Casilda Lasso de la Vega () and Oscar Volij ()

Social Choice and Welfare, 2014, vol. 43, issue 3, 547-564

Abstract: It is possible to partially order cities according to the informativeness of neighborhoods about their ethnic groups. It is also possible to partially order cities with two ethnic groups according to the Lorenz criterion. We show that a segregation order satisfies four well-established segregation principles if and only if it is consistent with the informativeness criterion. We then use this result to show that for the two-group case, the Lorenz and the informativeness criteria are equivalent. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Date: 2014
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