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My group beats your group: evaluating non-income inequalities

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This paper proposes a new methodology, the Domination Index, to evaluate non-income inequalities between social groups such as inequalities of educational attainment, occupational status, health or subjective well-being. The Domination Index does not require specic cardinalisation assumptions, but only uses the ordinal structure of these non-income variables. We approach from an axiomatic perspective and show that a set of desirable properties for a group inequality measure when the variable of interest is ordinal, characterizes the Domination Index up to a positive scalar transformation. Moreover we make use of the Domination Index to explore the relation between inequality and segregation and show how these two concepts are related theoretically.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2013

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NameSchool of Economics & Finance Discussion Paper
ISSN (Print)0962-4031
ISSN (Electronic)2055-303X

    Research areas

  • Between-group, Inequality, Social Inequality, Segregation, Inequality measurement

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