Moore, Robert E. (1996): Ranking income distributions using the Geometric Mean and a related general measure. Published in: Southern Economic Journal , Vol. 63, No. 1 (July 1996): pp. 69-75.
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This paper illustrates the usefulness of a generalized welfare measure for ranking income distributions that are unordered by stochastic dominance and illuminates the properties of the measure. Other welfare criteria such as the arithmetic mean and Rawls criteria are special cases of this generalized measure. This generalized welfare measure illustrates that use of these special cases involves a subjective judgment by the observer of the relative importance of equity preference to efficiency preference.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ranking income distributions using the Geometric Mean and a related general measure|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies
|Depositing User:||Robert Moore|
|Date Deposited:||06. Sep 2008 09:23|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 09:03|
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