Inequality as Relative Deprivation : Theoretical Issues and Implications for Empirical Research

@inproceedings{Pedersen2001InequalityAR,
  title={Inequality as Relative Deprivation : Theoretical Issues and Implications for Empirical Research},
  author={Axel West Pedersen},
  year={2001}
}
Although concerns for social inequality are at the heart of the sociological tradition, few sociologists have taken a serious interest in the normative and methodological issues involved in the choice between different measures of inequality. In this paper I shall argue that the widely used but also widely criticized Gini index can be seen to incorporate a… CONTINUE READING