Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Apr, 1977, Volume 45, Issue 3

Applications of Lorenz Curves in Economic Analysis<719:AOLCIE>2.0.CO;2-R
p. 719-728

N. C. Kakwani

The Lorenz curve is widely used as a convenient graphical device to represent the size distribution of income and wealth. In the present paper the concept of the Lorenz curve has been extended and generalized to study the relationships among the distributions of different economic variables. Some theorems have been proved which have a large number of economic applications.

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