Borooah, Vani (2001): The Measurement of Employment Inequality Between Population Subgroups: Theory and Application. Published in: Labour , Vol. 15, No. 1 (2001): pp. 169189.

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Abstract
This paper represents an inquiry into employment inequality between population subgroups. The first, and most obvious, starting point to this inquiry  and which forms the subject matter of this paper  was to ask how such inequality should be measured. This question was answered in terms of an idea adapted from the area of income inequality. This was to use, as the inequality index, the natural logarithm of the ratio of the arithmetic mean, to the geometric mean, of the employment rate, where the latter was defined as either the proportion of the workingage population, or the proportion of the labour force, that was employed. It was shown that such an index had several attractive properties and also admitted of an appealing interpretation in terms of social welfare.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  The Measurement of Employment Inequality Between Population Subgroups: Theory and Application 
English Title:  The Measurement of Employment Inequality Between Population Subgroups: Theory and Application 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Inequality; Unemployment; Northern Ireland 
Subjects:  J  Labor and Demographic Economics > J6  Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J64  Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search 
Item ID:  19417 
Depositing User:  Vani / K Borooah 
Date Deposited:  21. Dec 2009 06:14 
Last Modified:  19. Feb 2013 15:27 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/19417 