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This paper develops a method for ordinal comparison of multidimensional inequality. In our model, one distribution is more unequal than another when the distributions have common arithmetic median and the first can be obtained from second by one or more elementary shifts in population density that increase inequality. For the benchmark 2x2 case (i.e. the case of two binary outcome variables), we derive an empirical approach to making ordinal inequality comparisons. As an illustration, we apply the model to childhood poverty in Mozambique.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Ordinal multidimensional inequality: theory and application to the 2x2 case 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Qualitative data, multidimensional first order dominance, multidimensional inequality, ordinal comparison 
Subjects:  D  Microeconomics > D6  Welfare Economics > D63  Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement I  Health, Education, and Welfare > I3  Welfare, WellBeing, and Poverty > I32  Measurement and Analysis of Poverty O  Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1  Economic Development > O15  Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration 
Item ID:  72838 
Depositing User:  Finn Tarp 
Date Deposited:  05 Aug 2016 04:42 
Last Modified:  05 Aug 2016 04:43 
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