What Difference Do Polarisation Measures Make? An Application to China

@article{Zhang2001WhatDD,
  title={What Difference Do Polarisation Measures Make? An Application to China},
  author={X. Zhang and R. Kanbur},
  journal={The Journal of Development Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={37},
  pages={85 - 98}
}
In recent years there has been much discussion of the difference between inequality and polarisation. The vast literature on inequality is held to miss out key features of distributional change, which are better described as changes in polarisation. Axioms have been proposed which capture some of these differences, and measures of polarisation, as distinct from inequality, have been suggested. The theoretical distinctions proposed in this literature are indeed interesting. But do the newly… Expand
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