Measuring unfair ( in ) equality

  title={Measuring unfair ( in ) equality},
  author={Ingvild Alm{\aa}s Alexander W. Cappelen Jo Thori Lind Erik \O. Tungodden},
  • Ingvild Almås Alexander W. Cappelen Jo Thori Lind Erik Ø. Tungodden
  • Published 2009
The standard approach to inequality measurement regards all inequalities as unfair. However, most people do not share this view, and believe that some inequalities are fair. This paper shows one way of generalizing the standard approach to take account of the distinction between fair and unfair inequalities. Within this framework, we introduce the unfairness Lorenz curve and the unfairness Gini, which are generalizations of the standard versions of the Lorenz curve and the Gini. With this more… CONTINUE READING


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