A Nonparametric Index of Stratification

  title={A Nonparametric Index of Stratification},
  author={Xiaoping Zhou},
  journal={Sociological Methodology},
  pages={365 - 389}
  • Xiaoping Zhou
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Economics
  • Sociological Methodology
The author presents a nonparametric approach to measuring stratification that highlights the distinction between stratification and inequality. Using pairwise comparison of ranks, the author develops an index of stratification that gauges the overall degree to which population subgroups occupy distinct strata with respect to a hierarchical outcome. This new index possesses a number of desirable properties that are not satisfied by existing measures of stratification. The overall index can be… 

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