Cities and Inequality

  title={Cities and Inequality},
  author={Alessandra Michelangeli and Eugenio Peluso},
We propose an innovative methodology to measure inequality between cities. If an even distribution of amenities across cities is assumed to increase the average well-being in a given country, inequality between cities can be evaluated through a multidimensional index of the Atkinson (1970) type. This index is shown to be decomposabe into the sum of inequality indices computed on the marginal distributions of the amenities across cities, plus a residual term accounting for their correlation. We… CONTINUE READING

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