Multilateral Wellbeing Comparison in a Many Dimensioned World

Ordering and Ranking Collections of Groups

  • Gordon¬†Anderson

Part of the Global Perspectives on Wealth and Distribution book series (GPWD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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    Pages 1-21
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    Pages 23-60
  4. Gordon Anderson
    Pages 97-134
  5. Gordon Anderson
    Pages 135-151
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


This book addresses the disparities that arise when measuring and modeling societal behavior and progress across the social sciences. It looks at why and how different disciplines and even researchers can use the same data and yet come to different conclusions about equality of opportunity, economic and social mobility, poverty and polarization, and conflict and segregation. Because societal behavior and progress exist only in the context of other key aspects, modeling becomes exponentially more complex as more of these aspects are factored into considerations. The content of this book transcends disciplinary boundaries, providing valuable information on measuring and modeling to economists, sociologists, and political scientists who are interested in data-based analysis of pressing social issues.


distribution theory Discrete Unordered Outcome Variables Exceptionality Parametric Models Gini Transvariation Distributional Overlap goodness of fit Kolmogorov - Smirnov Dominance orderings

Authors and affiliations

  • Gordon¬†Anderson
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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