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Some reflections on the social welfare bases of the measurement of global income inequality

Andrea Brandolini () and Francesca Carta ()

No 1070, Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) from Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area

Abstract: 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. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D3 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-07
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