Stark, Oded (2010): Looking at the Integration of Nations through the Lens of the Merger of Populations: Preliminary Superadditivity and Impossibility Results. Published in: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics , Vol. 146, No. 4 (2010): pp. 661-675.
Download (189Kb) | Preview
This paper looks at the integration of regions and nations through the prism of the merger of populations. The paper employs a particular index of social dismay. It presents examples of two of the main results arising from the study of the merger of two populations: that the social dismay of an integrated population is greater than the sum of the social dismay of the constituent populations when apart, and that a self-contained, non-publicly financed policy aimed at retaining the levels of wellbeing of individuals at their pre-merger magnitudes cannot be implemented: there is not enough of a gain to compensate for the loss.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Looking at the Integration of Nations through the Lens of the Merger of Populations: Preliminary Superadditivity and Impossibility Results|
|Keywords:||Integration of regions and nations; Merging populations; Social dismay; Policy response|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
P - Economic Systems > P5 - Comparative Economic Systems > P51 - Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems
D - Microeconomics > D0 - General > D02 - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
|Depositing User:||Oded Stark|
|Date Deposited:||28. Feb 2011 14:27|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 20:56|
Bossert, Walter, and Conchita D’Ambrosio (2006), “Reference Groups and Individual Deprivation: An Axiomatic Characterization of Yitzhaki’s Index of Individual Deprivation”, Economics Letters 90 (3), pp. 421–426.
Clark, Andrew E., Paul Frijters, and Michael A. Shields (2008), “Relative Income, Happiness, and Utility: An Explanation for the Easterlin Paradox and Other Puzzles”, Journal of Economic Literature 46(1), pp.95–144.
Ebert, Udo, and Patrick Moyes (2000), “An Axiomatic Characterization of Yitzhaki’s Index of Individual Deprivation”, Economics Letters 68 (3), pp. 263–270.
Fan, C. Simon, and Oded Stark (2007), “A Social Proximity Explanation of the Reluctance to Assimilate”, Kyklos 60 (1), pp. 55–63.
Quinn, Michael A. (2006), “Relative Deprivation, Wage Differentials and Mexican Migration”, Review of Development Economics 10 (1), pp. 135–153.
Runciman, Walter G. (1966), Relative Deprivation and Social Justice, University of California Press, Berkeley.
Stark, Oded (1984), “Rural-to-Urban Migration in LDCs: A Relative Deprivation Approach”, Economic Development and Cultural Change 32 (3), pp. 475–486.
Stark, Oded, Maja Micevska, and Jerzy Mycielski (2009), “Relative Poverty as a Determinant of Migration: Evidence from Poland”, Economics Letters 103(3), pp. 119–122.
Stark, Oded, and J. Edward Taylor (1989), “Relative Deprivation and International Migration”, Demography 26 (1), pp.1–14.
Stark, Oded, and J. Edward Taylor (1991), “Migration Incentives, Migration Types: The Role of Relative Deprivation”, The Economic Journal 101 (408), pp. 1163–1178.
Stark, Oded, and Qiang Wang You (2007), “Towards a Theory of Self-Segregation as a Response to Relative Deprivation: Steady-State Outcomes and Social Welfare”, in Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta (eds), Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 223–242.
Stark, Oded, and Shlomo Yitzhaki (1988), “Labour Migration as a Response to Relative Deprivation”, Journal of Population Economics 1 (1), pp. 57–70.
Yitzhaki, Shlomo (1979), “Relative Deprivation and the Gini Coefficient”, Quarterly Journal of Economics 93 (2), pp. 321–324.