Income Inequality

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195300918
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783441 | DOI:
  Income Inequality

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Normative issues associated with income inequality are discussed. A review of the debate over Paglin’s basic revision of the Gini coefficient is presented. The methodology for computing some alternative measures of income inequality is described.

Keywords: age; Atkinson inequality measure; coefficient of variation; education; Gini; marginal revenue product; Paglin; Theil inequality measure

Chapter.  5775 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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