Mobility implies two distributions and a description of the transition process between these two distributions. A mobility index describes this transition. In most cases, mobility indices have been developed using properties of transition matrices independently of the concepts of inequality and equity. This paper presents a new tool – the Gini index of mobility – that provides an overall consistent framework for the analysis of mobility, inequality, and horizontal equity. The theoretical concepts are illustrated empirically using panel data from rural Mexico.

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@inproceedings{Garner2000SessionN2, title={Session Number: 2 a}, author={Thesia I. Garner and Shlomo Yitzhaki and Quentin T. Wodon}, year={2000} }