Extension of a Measure of Polarization, with an Application to the Income Distribution of Five OECD Countries
Joan Esteban (),
Carlos Gradín and
Debraj Ray ()
Working Papers from El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza
We introduce an extension of the Esteban and Ray [Econometrica, 1994] measure of polarization which can be applied to two types of databases:(i) data for which a density function for the income distribution has already be computed (either parametrically or non-parametrically); and (ii) data which is presented with the population grouped in either income or size intervals.
Keywords: INCOME; DISTRIBUTION (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H10 H11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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