Wealth distribution and Pareto's law in the Hungarian medieval society

@article{Hegyi2005WealthDA,
  title={Wealth distribution and Pareto's law in the Hungarian medieval society},
  author={G. Hegyi and Z. N{\'e}da and M. A. Santos},
  journal={Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications},
  year={2005},
  volume={380},
  pages={271-277}
}
  • G. Hegyi, Z. Néda, M. A. Santos
  • Published 2005
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Physica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
  • The distribution of wealth in the medieval Hungarian aristocratic society is studied and reported. Assuming the wealth of a noble family to be directly related to the size and agricultural potential of the owned land, we take the number of owned serf families as a measure of the respective wealth. Our data analysis reveals the power-law nature of this wealth distribution, confirming the validity of the Pareto law for this society. Since, in the feudal society, land was not commonly traded, our… CONTINUE READING
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