Measuring Environmental Inequality

  title={Measuring Environmental Inequality},
  author={James K Boyce and Klara Zwickl and Michael Ash},
This study presents alternative measures of environmental inequality in the 50 U.S. states for exposure to industrial air pollution. We examine three methodological issues. First, to what extent are environmental inequality measures sensitive to spatial scale and population weighting? Second, how do sensitivities to different segments of the overall distribution affect rankings by these measures? Third, how do vertical and horizontal (inter-group) inequality measures relate to each other? We… CONTINUE READING