Econometrica: Apr 1968, Volume 36, Issue 2

New Income Inequality Measures as Efficient Tools for Causal Analysis and Planning

https://doi.org/0012-9682(196804)36:2<383:NIIMAE>2.0.CO;2-3
p. 383-396

E. Frigyes, O. Elteto

A new system of inequality indicators is introduced in the paper. It has been elaborated for measuring income inequalities, but can serve as inequality measures for other phenomena as well. The new indicators not only measure the degree of the inequality but are also suitable for measuring its economic motivation. Properties of the new measures, including large sample properties of their estimators, are discussed. the case of the lognormal distribution is of special interest.

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