Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes

Ramses Hani Abul Naga, Pierre-Yves Geoffard

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We provide, for the class of relative bidimensional inequality indices, a decomposition of inequality into two univariate Atkinson-Kolm-Sen indices and a third statistic which depends on the joint distribution of resources. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • multidimensional inequality
  • relative indices
  • correlation increasing transfers
  • copulas


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