Reinterpreting between-group inequality

  title={Reinterpreting between-group inequality},
  author={Chris Tm Elbers and Peter Lanjouw and Johan A. Mistiaen and Berk {\"O}zler},
We evaluate observed inequality between population groups against a benchmark of the maximum between-group inequality attainable given the number and relative sizes of those groups under examination. Because our measure is normalized by these parameters, drawing comparisons across different settings is less problematic than with conventional inequality decompositions. Moreover, our measure can decline with finer sub-partitioning of population groups. Consequently, the exact manner in which one… CONTINUE READING


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