# Interpretation of changes in rank-dependent measures of inequality

@article{Aaberge1997InterpretationOC, title={Interpretation of changes in rank-dependent measures of inequality}, author={R. Aaberge}, journal={Economics Letters}, year={1997}, volume={55}, pages={215-219} }

Abstract Measures of inequality suffer from the lack of an immediate interpretation which clarifies how significant any observed change in inequality might be. This paper addresses this problem by introducing a hypothetical tax/transfer intervention which redistributes a constant amount of income so as to make the value of a rank-dependent inequality measure for a specific distribution of income equal to the inequality for some other distribution.

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