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Rankings of Income Distributions: A Note on Intermediate Inequality Indices

Coral del Rio Otero and Olga Alonso-Villar

No 68, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of several intermediate inequality measures, paying special attention to whether inequality rankings between income distributions are affected by the monetary units in which incomes are expressed.

Keywords: Income distribution; Intermediate inequality indices; Unit-consistency. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
Date: 2007
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