Ordinal bivariate inequality: concepts and application to child deprivation in Mozambique
Finn Tarp () and
Lars Peter Østerdal
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Sonne-Schmidt, Christoffer: The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Postal: Denmark
No 1/2015, Discussion Papers of Business and Economics from University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics
This paper introduces a concept of inequality comparisons with ordinal bivariate categorical data. In our model, one population is more unequal than another when they have common arithmetic median outcomes and the first can be obtained from the second by correlation-increasing switches and/or median-preserving spreads. For the canonical 2x2 case (with two binary indicators), we derive a simple operational procedure for checking ordinal inequality relations in practice. As an illustration, we apply the model to childhood deprivation in Mozambique.
Keywords: Qualitative data; two-dimensional first order dominance; multidimensional inequality; ordinal comparison; childhood deprivation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I32 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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