Limiting value of the Kolkata index for social inequality and a possible social constant

@article{Ghosh2021LimitingVO,
title={Limiting value of the Kolkata index for social inequality and a possible social constant},
author={A. Ghosh and B. Chakrabarti},
journal={Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications},
year={2021},
volume={573},
pages={125944}
}

Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications

Abstract Based on some analytic structural properties of the Gini and Kolkata indices for social inequality, as obtained from a generic form of the Lorenz function, we make a conjecture that the limiting (effective saturation) value of the above-mentioned indices is about 0.865. This, together with some more new observations on the citation statistics of individual authors (including Nobel laureates), suggests that about 14% of people or papers or social conflicts tend to earn or attract or… Expand